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ax·i·al plane

transverse plane at right angles to the long axis of the body, as in CT scanning.
Synonym(s): transaxial plane

ax·i·al plane

(aksē-ăl plān)
1. Plane parallel to long axis of tooth (or other elongated anatomic structure) that can be aligned mesiodistally or bucolingually.
2. Plane perpendicular to body's sagittal and frontal reference planes.
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T2-weighted imaging in the sagittal and axial planes was used for localisation of the tumour, measurement of its dimensions and assessment of morphological response.
The helical surface is generated in the same kinematical mode as at the zero convolute worms, but the generation tool is posed with the rectilinear generating edges in a parallel plane with the axial plane of the worm and tangent to the base cylinder, above the first.
Comparison of attitudes of axial planes (009[degrees], 75[degrees]/099[degrees]) and [beta]-axis (5[degrees]/011[degrees]) of the regional fold with that of the NE /SW plunging folds (A/P: 014[degrees], 72[degrees]/104[degrees] and mean [beta]-axis 4[degrees]/015[degrees]) show that they are fairly compatible, which implies that the NE/SW plunging minor folds are coaxial with the regional fold(s).
The shape of long bone diaphyses is influenced by bending (shear) and torsional loads (Ruff 1987), and the thickness of diaphyseal cortex in the axial plane forms a structure that is virtually impervious to fracture by a compressive load under normal circumstances (Cowin 1995).
Limited-sequence MRI of the pelvis is a quick, 20-minute exam that focuses on the axial plane for adnexal lesions and the sagittal plane for endometrial lesions, an approach that is especially helpful for stretching MRI resources when access is limited, explained Dr.
All bones were visualized with the exception of a bone in the axial plane in the vallecula.
Capacitor tuning is accomplished with a unique nonrotating torque mechanism that keeps the tuning screw head position fixed in the axial plane, permitting the use of an O-ring to accomplish a 40 psi dynamic environmental seal without requiring separate seal caps that can fall off and cause short circuits.
1 represents parallel folding or shear, where all movement is parallel to the axial plane of the fold.
The imaging protocols include mainly T1-weighted images in the axial plane (TR/TE, 400-700/9-16), T2-weighted images with fat saturation in the sagittal and coronal planes (TR/TE, 3200-4500/40-50), T2* -weighted images in sagittal (TR/TE 400-600/15-25) and FS PD-weighted images in axial, sagittal and coronal planes (TR/TE 3,000-4000/40-50) with slice thickness of 3 mm and spacing of 0.
In the axial torsion type, as in our present case, the cecum twists in the axial plane, rotating clockwise or counterclockwise around its long axis with the cecum remaining in the right lower quadrant.