Guided Tour of the Visible Human: Planes of SectionThe body may be sectioned in one of three planes relative to a three dimensional coordinate system (X-Y-Z).
To simplify the visualization of 3D structures from 2D images, try this short animation of the sagittal sections. Specific organs have been marked in the images. Focus on a single organ, and follow how it appears in different sections. If you assume images are 2-3 centimeters apart, would you be able to create an approximate 3D shape of the organ using the information from the 2D images?
GIF Movies: Transverse Animation | Coronal Animation | Sagittal Animation | Labeled Sagittal Sections
Quicktime Movies: Coronal Animations | Sagittal Animations | Labeled Sagittal Animation