Sagittal Plane - Organs Labeled

This animation (or Quicktime version) travels from the right side to the left, and back again.. You can see the entire head and neck, the thorax or chest, and part of the abdomen.

Animation of Sagittal Sections

Head and Neck
Brain: The area occupied by the brain is shown in yellow.
Lungs: Follow the path of the right and left lungs (in blue).
Heart: Note the location of the heart (in red) with respect to the lungs. The heart resides primarily on the left side of the body.

Liver: Follow the green outline of the liver. Notice that most of the organ resides on the right side of the body. A thin region extends to the left side, running beneath the diaphragm.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract: The stomach, small intesine and colon are indiscriminantly labeled in purple. Note how the loops of bowel travel across the abdomen.
Kidneys: Notice the more lateral positioning of the kidneys. Be certain to watch for both kidneys - one on the left side, and one on the right side.

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