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Radiology

Chapter 14 Vocab Body Planes

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Sagittal plane Divides the body into right and left parts.
Midsagittal or median plane Divides the body into equal right and left parts.
Coronal plane Divides the body into anterior and posterior parts.
Midcoronal or midfrontal plane Divides the body into relatively equal anterior and posterior parts.
Transverse or horizontal plane Divides the body into superior and inferior portions.
Prone Lying face down
Recumbent Lying down; the position is further described by adding the name of the body surface on which the patient is lying: dorsal recumbent, lateral recumbent, ventral recumbent.
Dorsal recumbent Lying down on the back surface of the body
Lateral recumbent Lying down on the side of the body.
Ventral recumbent Lying down on the front surface of the body.
Supine Lying on the back
Upright Erect, standing or seated.
Created by: hollieritter