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.
The AIM Template Service 1.1 release was renamed AIM Template Service 2.0.
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Technical support requests may be sent to AIMTeam@northwestern.edu.