To obtain the Orthanc binaries, you have several possibilities:
The most straightforward way to use Orthanc consists in opening Orthanc Explorer, the embedded administrative interface of Orthanc, with a Web browser. Once Orthanc is running, open the following URL: http://localhost:8042/app/explorer.html. Please note that:
The Orthanc Explorer interface contains a user-friendly page to upload DICOM files. You can reach the upload page at http://localhost:8042/app/explorer.html#upload. Then, you can drag and drop your DICOM files and click on the Upload button.
You can watch this video tutorial that shows how to upload files to Orthanc through Orthanc Explorer with Chromium.
Important: There is currently a known issue that prevents Mozilla Firefox to correctly upload all DICOM files.
Once Orthanc is up and running, any imaging modality can send instances to Orthanc through the DICOM protocol (with the C-Store command).
You can use the standard command-line tool
storescu from the
DCMTK software to
manually send DICOM images to Orthanc, for instance:
$ storescu -aec ORTHANC localhost 4242 *.dcm
will send all the files with ”.dcm” extension to the instance of
Orthanc that is running on the
localhost, whose application entity
title (AET) is
ORTHANC, and whose DICOM port is
4242. Obviously, all these parameters depend on your
configuration. Please check the FAQ if you encounter any problem.