What Do Lung Pictures Show?

Pictures of the lungs show the lobes of the lungs and the bronchi, according to Innerbody. Pictures may also show the trachea, also known as the windpipe, and the diaphragm, the sheet of muscle below the lungs that help them to breathe in and out. The exterior and interior of the lungs are also shown.

Pictures of the lungs might also show where they are situated in the body, according to Innerbody. Pop-up screens also describe the functions of the different parts of the lung.

Interactive pictures of the exterior lungs may show the left and right lower lobes, the left and right main bronchus, the left and right upper lobes, and the right middle lobe, according to Innerbody. The picture also shows the lingula of lung, which is part of the left lung. The lingula, which means "tongue" in Latin, stands in for the middle lobe of the right lung. The left lung is not as large as the right lung because it has to make room for the heart in the chest. Because of this, the left lung also has a cardiac notch that is found just above the lingula.

Pictures of the inside of the lungs show such structures as the bronchial tubes, according to Innerbody. Clicking on a picture takes the viewer to another page to view the alveoli, the tiny sacs in which carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged in the lungs.