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Auxiliary Tools

In the lower right part of PKIN there is an ensemble of user interface elements supporting some auxiliary tasks.

PKIN Tool Buttons

Display type

This selection allows to switch between different types of curve layouts. Standard shows all curves related to the current region. Blood shows only the blood measurements. Regions shows all regional TACs,
Region TACs

and Models all fitted model curves
Regional Models

Copy to all Regions

This multi-function button can be used to propagate a model from the current region to all regions in the study.
Model & Par. copies the model with the parameters (which can then be used as starting values for Fit all regions).
Model just copies the model structure, with the default parameters.
Noise just copies the weighting definition.

Copy Blood Curves

This multi-function button allows transferring activity curves between the tissue and the blood.
Region to Plasma copies the current TAC to the input curve.
Region to Whole Blood copies the current TAC to the whole blood curve.
Plasma to Whole Blood copies the input curve to the whole blood curve.
Whole Blood to Plasma copies the whole blood curve to the input curve.


This multi-function button is particularly helpful, if the PKIN tool is opened as an intermediate dialog and hence has no menu available. In this case, Save KM, Save Par, Append Par just allow to save the data as a .km file, as a parameter summary text file, and to append to a latter file.

View Par opens a dialog box and shows a quick summary of all regional model parameters.
View Par.

Edit Data is explained in a separate section.

Edit Patient opens a dialog showing demographic patient information as well as study related descriptions. When the data is transferred from PVIEW to PKIN, this information is automatically filled in (if available in the data format). The fields can also be edited.

Comments opens a dialog window for entering arbitrary comments.