Orthanc (software)

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Original author(s)Sébastien Jodogne, University Hospital of Liège
Initial release19 July 2012; 6 years ago (2012-07-19)
Stable release
1.5.6 / 1 March 2019; 2 months ago (2019-03-01)[1]
Written inC++, HTML, JavaScript
Operating systemCross-platform: Linux, Windows, OS X
Available inEnglish
TypeVendor Neutral Archive
LicenseGPLv3, with OpenSSL exception

Orthanc is a lightweight open-source DICOM server for medical imaging supporting representational state transfer.[2][3] It is licensed under the GPLv3.


For his work on Orthanc, Sébastien Jodogne received the Free Software Award in 2015.[4] Orthanc also received the eHealth Agoria award for 2015.[5]

Operating system support[edit]

Orthanc is part of the Debian Med project.[6] Official packages are available for numerous Linux distributions including Debian,[7] Ubuntu[8] and Fedora[9]. Ports are available for FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Windows binary installer packages may be freely downloaded from the Orthanc website but are provided by a commercial partner.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release notes". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ S. Jodogne; C. Bernard; M. Devillers; E. Lenaerts; P. Coucke (2013). "Orthanc - A Lightweight, RESTful DICOM Server for Healthcare and Medical Research". Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. pp. 190–193.
  3. ^ S. Jodogne; S. Sobczak; M. Devillers; E. Lenaerts; P. Martinive; P. Coucke (2013). "Orthanc - Lightweight, Scriptable DICOM Server for Medical Image Management in Radiotherapy". Radiotherapy & Oncology. 106 (2): S488.
  4. ^ "Sébastien Jodogne, Reglue are Free Software Award winners — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software". www.fsf.org. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  5. ^ "Le CHU Liège remporte l'Agoria eHealth Award avec une première mondiale pour les images médicales". 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  6. ^ "Debian Med Imaging packages".
  7. ^ "Debian - Details of package orthanc".
  8. ^ "Ubuntu packages".
  9. ^ "Fedora packages".

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