Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Comparison of Organ Location, Morphology, and Rib Coverage of a Midsized Male in the Supine and Seated Positions

Table 1

Area organ exposure and rib coverage for abdominal organs in the supine and seated positions.

OrganSupine, mm2Seated, mm2 Difference, %
Total surface areaOrgan exposure areaArea covered, %Total surface areaOrgan exposure areaArea covered, %

Left kidney posterior 7424 6014 19.0 7869 6409 18.6 0.4
Right kidney posterior 7395 5775 21.9 7436 6712 9.7 12.2
Spleen lateral posterior 10012 4901 51.1 9945 3703 62.8 −11.7
Liver anterior 27806 19859 28.6 25648 17140 33.2 −4.6
Liver lateral 26993 14073 47.9 25817 10976 57.5 −9.6

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