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October 22nd, 2016
The Orthanc project is delighted to announce that it now provides a reference, lightweight implementation of DICOM for whole-slide microscopic imaging (digital pathology).
Our implementation is made of three components: A command-line tool to convert digital pathology images into DICOM, an Orthanc plugin to display such images, and a command-line tool to export DICOM whole-slide images as standard hierarchical TIFF images.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first free and open-source implementation of DICOM for whole-slide imaging. Check out the dedicated section about digital pathology on our homepage for more information!
October 14th, 2016
A new companion tool to Orthanc has just been released! This free and open-source tool is called the Stone of Orthanc. Just like a palantír, Stone is a means of seeing medical images in Orthanc servers.
More precisely, Stone of Orthanc is a lightweight, cross-platform C++ toolkit for the CPU-based rendering of medical images. It notably features support for MPR (multiplanar reconstruction of volume images), PET-CT fusion, and accurate physical world coordinates. Stone of Orthanc is similar in spirit to two other well-known toolkits:
Check out the dedicated section about Stone on our homepage for more information! We hope this new tool will contribute to the development of new, innovative, free and open-source applications for the viewing and analysis of medical images.
December 16th, 2015
After four years of intensive development, we are very happy to announce the release of the first stable version of Orthanc (version 1.0.0).
July 31st, 2015
The Orthanc project is continuously growing. To support its development, we would love to hear which hospitals, universities, companies and organizations take advantage of Orthanc. Please let us know by sending a short mail!
To put weight on future grant applications for travels/hardware/servers/..., we wish to gather a list of institutions that use Orthanc for production, for quality assurance, or for R&D purpose. These institutions will be publicly listed on this Web site, in a separate "Orthanc Users" section.
If you wish to support Orthanc, please use the following pre-filled mail, ideally attaching your institution's official logo:
July 20th, 2015
The Orthanc project is now three years old. The last year was exceptionally rich for this free and open-source project. It's time for a short survey!
Februrary 2nd, 2015
Following our talk at FOSDEM 2015 about free and open-source software for medical imaging, discover some media illustrating Orthanc in action.
July 18th, 2014
The first public release of Orthanc was on July 19th, 2012. Today, we are ready to celebrate its second birthday! It is time for a brief review of the past year.
June 19th, 2014 (updated on July 11th, 2014)
Orthanc 0.8.0 features the possibility for external developers to create and distribute plugins for Orthanc, thanks to the Orthanc Plugin SDK.