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{panel:title=At a Glance Details}
*caBIG® AIM Data Model and Toolkit*
* Version Number and Release Date: 3.0 October 2010 (Data model)
* Primary audience: Investigators, researchers, implementers, workstation vendors, clinicians interpreting and manipulating images
* Grid Enabled? Yes
* Compatibility Level: Legacy
* Installation Level: Advanced - technical team required for installation
* System Requirements:
** MS Windows 2000 or better, 512 MB RAM or better
** MS Visual Studio 2005 (SP1)
** Source code available. Binaries available for Windows.

h2. Tool Overview
{multi-excerpt:name=AIM}AIM is the first project to propose and create a "standard" means of adding information and knowledge to an image in a clinical environment, so that in the future image content can be easily and automatically searched. AIM provides a solution to the following current imaging challenges:
* No agreed upon syntax for annotation and markup
* No agreed upon semantics to describe annotations
* No standard format (for example, DICOM, XML, HL7) for annotations and markup

The solution is made up of various components, including the AIM Model, AIM Template Manager, and [AIM Data Service]. The AIM Model captures the descriptive information for an image, with user-generated graphical symbols placed on the image into a single common information source. The AIM Template Manager allows the user to generate a set of well-defined questions and answer choices to facilitate collecting the annotations and markup of an image in a XML document. The AIM Data Service then stores the XML documents in a database via caGrid. [AIM on ClearCanvas® Workstation|AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation Documentation] is a reference implementation.{multi-excerpt}

h2. Installation and Downloads

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h3. AIM Model and Toolkit
* [AIM 3.0.2 Toolkit (Linux and Windows)|] 
* [AIM 3.0.2 Toolkit on SVN|]
* [AIM 3.0.1 Toolkit (Windows only)|] 
* [AIM 3.0 XMI and XML Schemas|]

h3. AIM Data Service

Refer to [AIM Data Service] for system requirements.

* [AIM 3.0 Data Service|]

h3. AIM on ClearCanvas® Workstation

Refer to [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation Documentation] for a description, the system requirements, and a list of documentation.

* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation|]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.4|]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.3|]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.2|]

h3. AIM Template Builder

* March 2012: [1.0.0|] (current release)

{info:title=The AIM Template Builder (ATB) provides a tool to create concise and constrained templates consisting of a set of questions and possible answers when annotating images.} The tool allows AIM templates to be created without requiring the template creator or extensive knowledge of the comprehensive AIM information model. For more information visit the [AIM Template Builder Documentation].

For a specific guide to implementing the AIM Template Creator software, refer to the [AIM Template Software Setup Manual|].{info}

h3. AIM Template Manager
* February 2011: [AIM Template Manager|]

{info}[Help with Downloading Files in Archive Format|AIM:Downloading Files in Archive Format]{info}

h2. Forum and Support

h3. Support

* [End User Forum|]
* [Developer Forum|]
* [NCI CBIIT Application Support email|]

h3. Defects and Feature Requests

* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM Enterprise Service|]
* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM Information Markup Model|]
* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation|]

h3. Open Source Development

Contact [Application Support|] for information about open source development and AIM.

h2. Presentations, Demos and Other Materials

* [AIM:AIM Citations]
* [Implementation of the NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Common Data Elements using caBIG® AIM Model|]
* [Informatics in Radiology Automated Structured Reporting of Imaging Findings Using the AIM Standard and XML|]
* [Quantitative Imaging Network Summary|]
* [AIM CDEs|]
* [AIM RSNA 2011 Poster|]
* [AIM 3.0 RSNA Power Point|]

h2. Documentation and Training

* [AIM Template Builder Documentation]
* [AIM Template Manager Documentation]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation Documentation]
* [AIM Template Software Setup Manual|]
* [AIM Data Service Installation Manual|]
* [AIM Terms and Concepts|]