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ready Annotation and Image Markup

Abbreviation: AIM

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The Annotation and Image Markup project provides a standardized schema for capturing the results of medical imaging exams, primarily radiology, using controlled terminologies/ontologies. AIM captures results in terms of the region within an image in which areas of interest are located, the semantic descriptions of those regions, inferences about them, calculations on them, and quantitative features derived by computer programs run on them. AIM is interoperable with DICOM-SR and HL7-CDA, other standards for image metadata, but it provides unique advantages by providing an explicit semantic model of imaging results.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2008

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How to cite this record AIM; Annotation and Image Markup; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:35 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2022 8:03 a.m.

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Record updated: March 15, 2018, 11:17 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Medical Imaging on the Semantic Web: Annotation and Image Markup

Rubin DL, Mongkolwat P, Kleper V, Supekar K and Channin DS
AAAI Spring Symposium Series, Semantic Scientific Knowledge Integration 2008

The caBIG annotation and image Markup project

Channin DS, Mongkolwat P, Kleper V, Sepukar K, Rubin DL.
J Digital Imaging 2009

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  • 79596CBS10 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)