cross-sectional anatomy


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cross-sectional anatomy

the study of the relationship of the structures of the body by the examination of cross sections of the tissue or organ. Compare surface anatomy.
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An introductory chapter offers a review of regional anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, landmarks, and hazards.
I n contrast to the peripheral nerve location with paraesthesiae or neurostimulation, sonographic techniques provide real-time information on the cross-sectional anatomy of the examined area.
Because I had computed tomography experience, I was familiar with cross-sectional anatomy.