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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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In cases where the difference between the dimensions on coronal and axial planes increased in favor of the former, the rate of spontaneous passage decreased from 70.8% to 34.7% (p=0.001).
Therefore, we recommend that the axial plane evaluation in these patients should be always made.
Caption: Figure 4: Comparison of the size of ROP on preoperative CT and postoperative CT with soft tissue window and in axial plane. We see the regression of size of the ROP between preoperative CT (a) with thickness of 16.6 mm under the os odontoideum and the postoperative CT just after surgical management (b) with thickness of 14.6 mm, at 4 months with thickness of 13 mm and at 6 months with thickness of 11.2 mm after surgery.
Caption: Figure 2: (A) Tibial nerve right above the level of the tibial malleolus, axial plane. Sequence: 3D SPGR IDEAL-water image.
In particular, this figure illustrates the first rotation in the coronal plane ([b'.sub.I](x, y, z) and [b'.sub.II](x, y, z)), the second rotation in the axial plane ([b".sub.I](x, y, z) and [b".sub.II](x, y, z)), and the third rotation in the sagittal plane ([b'".sub.I](x, y, z) and [b.'".sub.II](x, y, z)).
From Figure 7(a), we can see that the velocity vectors are parallel to the axial plane, so the vortices are parallel to the axial plane (as shown in Figure 7(c)) and the flow pattern can be regarded as a two-dimensional flow, so the pressure distribution of traditional stepped spillway does not change along the cross section.
An identical reference point in the axial plane at the bifurcation of the common iliac arteries was used for coregistration of the real-time ultrasound and the MRI dataset.
I did a second bimanual exam and noticed that I could move the cervix into a more axial plane if I exerted suprapubic pressure.
T2W FLAIR image in the axial plane (A) showing atrophy of the left frontal lobe with gliosis of sub-cortical and deep frontal white matter as well as "ex vacuo" widening of the extracerebral CSF spaces and frontal horn of the left lateral ventricle.
The force exerted in axial plane is obtained, according to [20], by differentiating the magnetic energy of the electromagnetic actuator in relation to the rotor displacement:
It provides a solution to the demanding needs of high-speed medical imaging equipment for applications such as advanced biological studies and medical diagnostics, which necessitate APOM's ability to directly image the axial plane and multiple orthogonal planes in real time.