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PLANE | REGION  Head & Neck Thorax Abdomen & Pelvis
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This web app presents canine planar anatomy, displaying 900 by 600 pixel views of cadaver slabs obtained by cutting frozen cadavers with a bandsaw. The head/neck, thorax, and abdomen/pelvis are shown in three planes: sagittal [left to right], transverse [rostral/cranial to caudal, caudal views], and dorsal [dorsal to ventral] views.

At the right, from top to bottom, observe a sagittal slab, a transverse slab, and a dorsal plane slab from three dog heads. (The brain is evident centrally in each image.)

A sagittal plane divides the cadaver into right & left parts. A transverse plane divides the cadaver into cranial/rostral & caudal parts. A dorsal plane is cut parallel to the back, dividing the cadaver into top (dorsal) & bottom (ventral) parts.

The significance of planar anatomy has increased with the importance of planar imaging technology (MRI & CT) for clinical diagnoses. The images displayed in this web site were obtained in the process of authoring: Feeney D.A., Fletcher, T. F., and Hardy, R. M. 1991 Correlative Imaging Anatomy of the Normal Dog. Ultrasound and Computed Tomography. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadephia.

Navigation Note: Keyboard arrow keys may be used to navigate among images per plane per region. Use the keyboard spacebar or click/tap an image to toggle labels.

Sagittal Plane
Transverse Plane
Dorsal Plane