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Anatomic Position Left Anterior Oblique Anterior Posterior Posterior Fresh Cadaver Dissection

This illustration demonstrates the so-called anatomic position. The human body can be divided into 3 major planes: coronal dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts, transverse dividing the body into superior and inferior parts, and sagittal dividing the body into right and left parts. These planes can be moved to any position in the body and are typically used for the tomographic imaging techniques, such as MRI and CT.

Anatomic Position