Note: The above image is not in Standard Anatomical Position
Sagittal Plane: Divides into left and right pieces
- Midsagittal: Divides into left and right along the midline, creating equal halves. This is the mirror image plane.
- Parasagittal: Any sagittal plane parallel to the midsagittal and off the midline
Transverse Plane: Divides into superior and inferior pieces
Coronal Plane: Divides into anterior and posterior pieces. This is also called the frontal plane.
Cross sections are planes perpendicular to the long axis that runs along a structure. In the image above, the transverse plane could produce a cross section.