Orthanc is the free and an open-source software that provides the simple, yet powerful DICOM server. Its lightweight architecture and standalone capabilities eliminate complex database administration and third-party dependencies.
Osimis currently still contributes to the Orthanc project by supplying compilations of the downloadable versions of Orthanc to users.
Since its creation in 2011, Orthanc has become a de-facto standard as a free and open-source server for web-enabled medical imaging.
Sebastien Jodogne, co-founder of Osimis and currently Assistant Professor at UCLouvain, was the winner of the 2015 Award for the Advancement of Free Software which is awarded annually by the Free Software Foundation in Boston (USA). In receiving this award, Jodogne follows in the steps of Guido van Rossum (Pythin, 2001) and Wikipedia (2005).
The Orthanc intellectual property is shared between the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Osimis, and Universite Catholoque de Louvain.