The chest wall (thoracic cage) is composed by twelve pairs of ribs laterally and the sternum anteriorly. The ribs are attached to the dorsal vertebrae (thoracic spine) posteriorly and along their costal cartilage to the sternum.
The thoracic cage main function is to protect the vital chest organs such as the heart and lungs.
This model includes parts of the scapula and clavicle, the dorsal spines included show some degree of scoliosis.
This 3D model was created from the file STS_044. The source scan can be found here.
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