How to Read Images

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Dillon describes how radiologists read images.
 

The different planes that Radiologists use are axial (divides the body into top and bottom halves), coronal (perpendicular), and sagittal (midline of the body). Radiologists call images that are axial or coronal view differently as they reverse left and right. Radiologists view CT and MR as if they are looking from the feet upward (the right image is the left side of the patient). 

 

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MRI

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