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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
* [3.0.2 (Linux and Windows)|] 
* [3.0.2 on SVN|]
* [3.0.1 (Windows only)|] 
* [3.0 XMI and XML Schemas|]

h3. AIM Template Service

Refer to [AIM:AIM Template Service Documentation] for a list of documentation.

h3. AIM Data Service

Refer to [AIM Data Service] for system requirements.

* [3.0|]

h3. AIM on ClearCanvas® Workstation

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

* [|] 
* [|]
* (The download file for this release was withdrawn.)
* [3.0.4|]
* [3.0.3|]
* [3.0.2|]

h3. AIM Template Builder

TheRefer to [AIM Template Builder (ATB) providesDocumentation] for 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. More information is available in the [AIM Template Builder Documentation]product description and a list of available documentation.

* [1.1|] (current release)
* [1.0|]

h3. AIM Template Manager
* [1.0|]

{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|]