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trans·verse sec·tion

a cross section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, that is, a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a right angle. Because actual sectioning in the transverse plane results in inferior and superior portions, an anatomic transverse section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface on the inferior aspect of the superior portion, or of the superior aspect of the inferior portion. By convention, in medical imaging transverse sections usually demonstrate the former.
Synonym(s): axial section

trans·verse sec·tion

(trans-vĕrs' sek'shŭn)
A cross-section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, i.e., a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a right angle. Because actual sectioning in the transverse plane results in an inferior and a superior portion, an anatomic transverse section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface on the inferior aspect of the superior portion, or of the superior aspect of the inferior portion. By convention, in medical imaging, transverse sections demonstrate the former unless otherwise stated.

trans·verse sec·tion

(trans-vĕrs' sek'shŭn)
A cross-section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, i.e., a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a angle.
Synonym(s): axial section.
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The axial section image of 25 MHz UBM revealed that the smooth arc lines in strong echo of anterior and posterior capsule of the lens were located in the center of the pupil area, the zonule was visible as a thin and weak stripe-like echo attached to the ciliary process, and the linear distances between lens equator and ciliary process in all directions were equal (Figure 1(a)).
Caption: Figure 6: Loads and boundary conditions applied to the FEM model of the helical spline coupling ([beta] = 135 deg): (a) axial force loading (axial section z = L), (b) torque loading (axial section z = L), and (c) boundary conditions (axial section z = 0).
In addition, labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve is located almost above the cochlea (20) instead of making a gentle curve around the basal turn on axial sections. The labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve is the most superior structure in the temporal bone.
(a) Magneto-inductive MR-imaging endoscope; (b) and c) Longitudinal and axial sections of insertion tube.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination, axial section revealed expansion of the buccal and palatal cortical plates which had a well-defined margin with typical ground-glass trabecular pattern.
Caption: Figure 3: (a) Axial section of left upper leg PDFS sequence showing intact fascia overlying tibialis anterior muscle (marked by arrow).
Among the studies, the axial section method of permanent magnet is widely accepted.
(2,3) The main anatomic feature of C-shaped canals is the presence of a fin or web connecting individual mesial and distal canals, which causes the canal axial section to have a C-shape, and which hinders thorough cleaning, shaping, and obturation.
The axial profile is given by the following parameter relationship for any axial section [z.sub.1] = K = constant:
Nummulites test are radial hyaline, biconvex, planispiral invoulte form that reveal V-shaped cavities in axial section [5].
In the axial section, similar differences were observed, when comparing the spider monkey and the human on a strict bicommissural line.