As part of an effort to move towards standard formats for annotation and markup a project has been was undertaken to convert this XML data from the LIDC Pilot project into Annotated Image Markup format (AIM). AIM is a standard which was developed out of the caBIG program. More information about this effort can be found here on the NCI CBIIT wiki: LIDC Conversion to AIM.
In the near future we will be providing We hope to be able to provide the entire LIDC-IDRI data set of markup in AIM format available for download here on the TCIA wikiat some point in the future, along with a release of the ClearCanvas open source workstation which can view these markups. However at this time the project has been placed on hold. We will update this page if/when the status of this project changes.
MAX ("multi-purpose application for XML") performs nodule matching and pmap generation based on the XML files provided with the LIDC/IDRI Database. It also performs certain QA and QC tasks and other XML-related tasks.