Asked Sep 9, 2019

A physician wants to obtain a radiographic image of the liver and the spleen on the same image. What plane of section does he order to have scanned?

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An anatomical plane is a hypothetical plane the is used to transect the body in order to describe the location of structures or the direction of movement. The three principal planes used in human anatomy are a sagittal plane, coronal plane, and transverse plane.  

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The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen and the spleen is located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. So, if the physician wants to obtain a radiographic image of the liver and the spleen on the same image, he should order to have scanned either or both the coronal and transv...

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