Orthanc provides support for whole-slide imaging (digital pathology).
The implementation is made of three components:
A command-line tool called "Dicomizer" that converts whole-slide
images to DICOM, following
Supplement 145. This conversion tool can
take advantage of the well-known OpenSlide toolkit to decode the proprietary
file formats that are commonly used in digital pathology.
An Orthanc plugin that extends Orthanc Explorer with a Web
viewer of whole-slide images. This plugin is based upon
A command-line tool called "DicomToTiff" that converts some
whole-slide image stored in an Orthanc server, into a standard
hierarchical TIFF image. This tool can be used to export
DICOM images to any post-processing framework.
Click on the following image to access a demo server:
The code of the Orthanc for Whole-Slide Imaging framework is
licensed under the
Affero General Public License (AGPL). Pay attention to the fact that this
license is more restrictive than the license of the Orthanc