Orthanc Explorer is not user-friendly enough for my use

Orthanc is designed as a lightweight service for medical imaging, where the word service must be understood in the sense of service-oriented architectures. As a consequence, Orthanc is conceived as a robust back-end server (command-line) that aims to provide the most simple and generic support of DICOM. To state it differently, the primary focus of the Orthanc project is not on the user interface.

However, Orthanc comes out-of-the-box with Orthanc Explorer, its default Web user interface. Orthanc Explorer is designed for development, low-level purpose. It is also used by the development team to test the features of Orthanc as they get introduced in the REST API. Orthanc Explorer is mainly targeted towards an English-speaking technical audience (notably system/network engineers, PACS managers, medical physicists, and researchers).

Non-technical audience (physicists, patients, administrative staff…) shall have a look at Orthanc Explorer 2 plugin that provides a more friendly user interface including:

  • translations

  • modification and tunable anonymization

  • configurable interface

Once integrated with the orthanc-auth-service companion web service, Orthanc Explorer 2 also offers:

  • user permissions

  • web diffusion to patients/physicians

Finally, you may also have a look to the following related projects: