Chapter 1
The Human Body: An Orientation
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Transverse plane
Median (midsagittal) plane
Frontal plane
Liver
Spleen
Pancreas
Aorta
Vertebral
column
Spinal cord
Subcutaneous fat layer
Body wall
Rectum
Intestines
Left and
right lungs
Liver
Heart
Stomach
Arm
(a) Frontal section (through torso)
(b) Transverse section (through torso, inferior view)
(c) Median section (midsagittal)
Figure 1.8
Planes of the body with corresponding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
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