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h2. About AIM

{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, in order to create a future in which 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 (DICOM, XML, HL7, etc.) 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.{multi-excerpt}

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h2. At-a-Glance Details

*caBIG® AIM Data Model and Toolkit*

* Current Version Number: 3.0
* Release Date of Current Version: October 2010
* Intended Audiences: Investigators/researchers/implementers, workstation vendors, clinicians interpreting and manipulating images
* Primary Workspace: IMAG
* Currently caGrid Enabled: Yes
* caBIG® compatibility Level: Legacy
Learn more about [compatibility levels|https://cabig.nci.nih.gov/sharable/compatible].

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h3. Technical Information

* Tool Maturity Assessment: Mature Product (Successfully Adopted)
* Architecture Level: Other or not applicable
* Installation Level: Advanced; technical team required for installation

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h3. System Requirements

* MS Windows 2000 or XP, 512 MB RAM or better
* MS Visual Studio 2005 (SP1)
* Source code available. Binaries available for Windows.

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h2. Installation and Downloads

*AIM Model*
* [AIM 3.0 Model - XMI and XML Schema|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/8990/AIM_v3_rv11_XMI_XML_Schemas.zip]

*AIM Data Service*
* [AIM 3.0 Data Service|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/docman/view.php/693/24881/AIM3DataService.zip]

*AIM on ClearCanvas® Workstation*
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.4|http://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/9541/AIM_WS_3.0.4.rar]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.3|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/9329/AIM_TCGA_WS_3.0.3.rar]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.2|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/9244/AIM_TCGA_CC_3.0.2.rar]

*AIM Template Builder*
* March 2012: [1.0.0|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/9540/AimTemplateBuilder-1.0.zip] (current release)

*AIM Template Manager*
* February 2011: [AIM Template Manager|http://imaging.fsm.northwestern.edu/user_session/new]

*VMware Template*
* [VMware Template with AIME Installed Along with Pre-Requisite caGrid Infrastructure|https://storage01.cci.emory.edu/mnt/vg2/repos/Drop-Box/AIME%20-%20CentOS.vmwarevm/]
* [VMware player|http://www.vmware.com/products/player/]

* [Help with Downloading Files in Archive Format|AIM:Downloading Files in Archive Format]

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h2. Forums and Support for AIM

* [End User Forum|https://cabig-kc.nci.nih.gov/Imaging/forums/viewforum.php?f=8&sid=00d28d340e19175434e441df71e56690]
* [Developer Forum|https://cabig-kc.nci.nih.gov/Imaging/forums/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=5e20a8840f2af30dc4ad4bb6481bb644]
* [NCI CBIIT Application Support email|mailto:ncicb@pop.nci.nih.gov]
* [Imaging Workspace Coordinator email|mailto:mulhern_paul@bah.com]

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h2. Submit Defects and Feature Requests for AIM

* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM Enterprise Service|https://tracker.nci.nih.gov/browse/AIMES]
* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM Information Markup Model|https://tracker.nci.nih.gov/browse/AIM]
* [Submit a defect or feature request for AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation|https://tracker.nci.nih.gov/browse/AIMWS]

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h2. Presentations, Demos and Other Materials

None listed at this time.

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h2. Documentation and Training

Access the [caBIG® Learning Management System|http://cabigtraining.nci.nih.gov/] to learn about training programs, register for classes, track progress, and stay informed about training offerings. Explore the catalog to see what is available. You will need to create an account before registering for classes.

* [AIM Model, including the terms and concepts|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/ooohAg]
* [AIM Template Builder Documentation]
* [AIM Template Manager Documentation]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation Documentation]
* [AIM CDEs|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/9pHB]
* [AIM Template Software Setup Manual|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/frs/download.php/9167/AIMTemplateSoftwareSetup.zip]
* [AIM Data Service Installation Manual|https://gforge.nci.nih.gov/docman/index.php?group_id=693&selected_doc_group_id=6351]
* [AIM RSNA 2011 Poster|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/49776079/Mongkolwat_RSNA2011_AIM+SR.pdf]
* [AIM 3.0 RSNA Power Point|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/49776079/AIM_Update_RSNA2010.pptx]
* [AIM on ClearCanvas Workstation 3.0.4 Release Notes|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/display/AIM/AIM+on+ClearCanvas+Workstation+3.0.4+Release+Notes]

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h2. AIM Knowledge Base

The Imaging Knowledge Center is building the knowledge base for AIM. Coming soon will be answers to the most frequently asked questions, tutorials, supporting data, case studies, and scheduled training demonstrations.

* [AIM:AIM Citations]
* [Implementation of the NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Common Data Elements using caBIG AIM Model |https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/49776079/OHBM+-+AIM+Abstract.pdf]
* [Informatics in Radiology Automated Structured Reporting of Imaging Findings Using the AIM Standard and XML|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/49776079/OHBM+-+AIM+Abstract.pdf]
* [Quantitative Imaging Network Summary|https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/download/attachments/49776079/summary+QIN+Overview+IT+Workshop+Nov+14-15th+2011+%282%29.ppt]

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h2. Open Source Development

* [AIM Developer Forum|https://cabig-kc.nci.nih.gov/Imaging/forums/viewforum.php?f=7&sid=032e15e88ef2d741160cb7f6229a08bf]

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