Prosections are human anatomical specimens that have been previously dissected by our expert anatomists to display and demonstrate specific structures, relationships, systems, and regions. They give medical students the opportunity to learn anatomy efficiently and view anatomical variations in several specimens.
These prosections preserve key surface features of anatomical structures and permit these structures to be moved relative to each other to reveal important three-dimensional anatomical features and relationships.
Plastinated prosections have had the body fluids and fat replaced with synthetic materials such as silicone resins. This means that they can be handled without protective gloves and can be used and reused indefinitely to demonstrate key anatomical features.
They are more rigid than formalin-embalmed prosections but offer an excellent opportunity for the indefinite preservation of important anatomical features and variations.