The Annotation and Image Markup (AIM) information model can be used to store image annotations and markups using well-defined common data elements and controlled terminologies. The project has software tools to capture and create AIM annotations. The AIM Template Builder (ATB) assists clinicians, image researchers, or clinical trial study designers in creating a set of controlled questions and related answers to each question for a particular type of imaging study, without requiring knowledge of the AIM information model. A study’s image interpreters can make simple and constrained annotations in a structured format based on AIM templates. These templates contain a vast amount of knowledge and expertise from imaging experts.
Sharing AIM templates requires the AIM Template Service (ATS), which stores AIM templates on the Internet. ATS allows AIM users using the ATB and ATS web interfaces to upload, search, and download shared AIM templates. It also allows templates owners to make a template private or share a set of AIM templates with the larger ATS user community.
Feature in the 1.1.0 Release
- Store, search, and retrieve AIM templates that are either version 1, revision 18 and 23 or version 2, revision 13
Features in the 1.0 Release
- Supports AIM template version 1, revision 23
- Supports searching on AIM template containers and templates
- Supports uploading AIM templates with valid user authentication
- Supports AIM template download
- Public templates for all users
- Private templates for assigned users
- Allows template owners to make a template private or public
- Supports directly exporting a valid AIM template from the AIM Template tab by wrapping an AIM template with AIM template container
- Supports private and public assignment to a template based on user name
- Non-existent URLs no longer redirect to the default search page
- Does not allow guest users to upload AIM templates
If you need help, contact Application Support.
Technical support requests may be sent to AIMTeam@northwestern.edu.
- AIM Model Documentation
- AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation Documentation
- AIM Template Builder Documentation
- AIM Template Manager Documentation