Frontal plane

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Body levels:
green Transverse plane
red Sagittal plane
blue Frontal plane

In medicine, the frontal plane (also coronal or coronal plane ) is the plane of movement that is visible when looking at the person from the front. The frontal planes divide the body into front and back; Movements in this plane take place from left to right or from top to bottom.

The plane shown in light blue in the picture is a frontal plane. All planes parallel to it , i.e. H. Levels shifted forwards or backwards are also frontal levels.

In the case of glasses, the lenses lie in a frontal plane. If you lie flat on your back, the pad forms a frontal plane.

In radiology and especially in tomographic imaging , frontal sections (also referred to as coronal sections or coronary sections ), i.e. image data either recorded parallel to a frontal plane or subsequently reconstructed in this orientation, play an important role. The tomographic examination in this plane results in the coronal layers with which the examined patient can be viewed "slice by slice" from the front to the back of his body.

CT cross-sectional image from a coronal layering of the facial skull (with paranasal sinuses, nasal septum and turbinates)

See also

Anatomical planes projected onto the human brain.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Karl Zilles, Bernhard Tillmann : Anatomie. Springer 2010, ISBN 3-5406-9483-8 , p. 3