E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
Answered Jun 13, 2019
A transverse plane is a plane that separates the body into superior and inferior portions. It’s a line that runs through the coronal and the median planes and is parallel in an upright human or horizontal to the ground for better understanding it can also be referred to as the horizontal plane.
This plane divides the body into top and bottom halves. Other planes such as the coronal plane divide the body into anterior and posterior plane, also referred to as the frontal plane, and also the median plane divides the body into two equal right and left halves
The axial plane or also known as the transverse plane is the line that runs perpendicular to your body’s frontal reference planes. The axial runs horizontally with the floor while the frontal reference planes run vertically to your body when in a standing position.
The axial plane divides the body into cranial and caudal portions or head and tail, while the two sagittal reference planes (dividing the left and right sides of the body) and the coronal plane which divides the front and the back portions. All these planes are used to describe motion and are very helpful with medical imaging for CT, MRI, and PET scans. They are like anatomical landmarks.