Flashcards in Body Planes, Sections and directional terms Deck (24)
Any longitudinal plane that divides the body into right and left parts.
The midline Sagittal plane that divides the body into *equal* right and left halves.
Any longitudinal plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior parts.
Mid coronal plane
The coronal plane that divides the body into *equal* anterior and posterior parts.
Horizontal (axial) plane
Any transverse plane that passes through the body at right angles to a longitudinal plane, dividing the body into superior and inferior portions.
A longitudinal or transverse plane that is at an angle or a slant and is not parallel to the sagittal, coronal, or horizontal plane.
Dorsal view of the hand
Palmer view of hand
Pertaining to the head
Caudad or caudal
Pertaining to away from the head (tail).
Refers to near the head or situated above.
Refers to away from the head or situated below.
What are body planes used for in radiographic positioning?
To center a body part to the IR or CR and to ensure body part is properly orientated and aligned with the IR
What are body planes used for in CT, MRI, and US?
To identify the orientation of anatomic cuts or slices demonstrated in the procedure.
Posterior or dorsal
The back half of the patient.
Anterior or ventral
The front half of the patient.
Posterior view (sole) of the feet.
Anterior surface of the feet (top).
Closest to the median plane or midline of the body.
Away from the median plane or midline of the body.
Near the source or beginning.
Away from the source or beginning.
part or parts on the same side of the body