Chapter 2. Location of the Heart: Body Planes and Axis

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch2

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) Location of the Heart: Body Planes and Axis, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550

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Keywords:

  • location of heart and body planes and axis;
  • 3D volume rendering and cardiac silhouette;
  • 3D volume rendering and axial view;
  • digital multislice computed tomography (MSCT) images;
  • right heart located anteriorly and left heart posteriorly;
  • MSCT images - digital with more than 1000 axis images by latest MSCT machines;
  • electronic cast exposing position of heart in thorax;
  • coronal plane dividing body into front and back sections;
  • sagittal plane dividing body into right and left sides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Location of the heart

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