Cadaver Preservation: Traditional and Digital Methods: A Review


  • geetanjali kataria Parul institute of Ayurved, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat - 391760
  • Arushi Sharma P.G. Final Year Scholar, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar,(Gujarat), India.
  • Ajitkumar S. Wahane Associate Professor, Dept. of Rachana Sharir, Parul Institute of Ayurved, Parul University, Vadodara (Gujarat), India.


Cadaver preservation, , Embalming , High-resolution models , Interactive models, , Interactive models, , 3D printing, , 3D scanning, , Manual preservation, , Digital preservation, , Plastination, Freezing,


Cadaver preservation is an important aspect of medical and scientific research, allowing for the study of human anatomy, pathology, and disease. Traditional methods of cadaver preservation involve embalming, plastination, and freezing, while digital methods use 3D scanning and printing to create digital models of anatomical structures. This article provides an overview of the various methods of cadaver preservation and their respective advantages and limitations. We discuss the benefits of digital preservation, including the creation of interactive, high-resolution models that can be easily shared and accessed, as well as the continued importance of manual preservation for anatomical dissection and research. We also address the ethical considerations involved in cadaver preservation, including the need for informed consent and respectful treatment of the deceased. Overall, both traditional and digital methods of cadaver preservation play important roles in medical education and research, and depending on the project's specific needs and objectives, the selection of the appropriate method will vary.


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kataria, geetanjali, Sharma , A., & S. Wahane , A. (2023). Cadaver Preservation: Traditional and Digital Methods: A Review. Parul University Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 2(1), 41–44. Retrieved from



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