• 15 JUN 16
    Imaging diagnosis at Vithas Xanit

    Imaging diagnosis at Vithas Xanit

    During the past twenty years, the technological means used in medical imaging have progressed a great deal.
    These new advances provide guarantees such as: more reliable and precise diagnosis results, together with the possibility of getting early and less invasive treatments for many diseases. This shows indeed in the close collaboration existing between the Imaging Diagnosis at Vithas Xanit and the Medical Checks Departments.

    Imaging diagnosis at Vithas Xanit: detection of pathologies

    The Department of Imaging diagnosis at Vithas Xanit allows a precise detection of pathologies and helps providing the best treatment adapted to every particular case.

    Some of the Imaging diagnosis techniques used at Vithas Xanit are:

    1- X-rays
    Radiographic tests use the X-rays. These rays penetrate in part of the body and provide information on some of the organs included in the area. Apart from the standard X-rays, other specific radiographic tests are available such as angiograms, mammograms, urographies, bone densitometry tests or myelograms, for example.

    2- CT scan or tomodensitometry
    This scan also uses X-rays though the technique shows body images that are divided into “slices”.
    It principally allows the study of cranial, thorax, abdominal and skeletal areas in general.
    Infections, hemorrhages, cysts, tumors or lymph nodes can be diagnosed; the localization of a specific organ can be very precisely determined and compared to that of another; a blood vessel trajectory can also be evaluated…
    It is useful too when carrying out some kinds of image-guided punctures.

    3- Ultrasounds
    Echography tests use ultrasounds to explore body parts. Such ultrasounds are applied to determined body areas to explore their corresponding internal tissues.
    Organs and tissues structures show with these ultrasound techniques.
    Other specific echography tests are also available, like the echo-doppler and the obstetrics ultrasound.

    4- MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides a very precise analysis of organs and the visualization of details that do not show with standard x-rays, ultrasounds or scans.
    The MRI technique can be used for all body areas: cranial (to show lesions, tumors, blood vessel dysfunctions, etc…), backbone (for disc hernias), joints or ligaments lesions…

    5- Nuclear medicine
    Nuclear medicine is also called scintigraphy. It is an image diagnosing test where a gamma radiation substance attached to the bones is captured to show part of the body.
    A scintigraphy or bone scan allows assessing on skeletal activity.
    It is used to diagnose bone metastasis, among other pathologies.
    An intravenous isotope marker is injected into the patient tissues before the test. Depending on the type of test performed, the further x-rays projection can be performed from one to four hours after the isotope injection. Time interval will mainly depend on the product capture patterns of the bones.

    The experts of imaging diagnosis at Vithas Xanit are highly qualified and the Department is equipped with the latest technology to ensure the best and more precise diagnosis to all our patients.

Dr. Frank Buster
General Doctor

I express my deepest gratitude and eternal debt to the Vithas Xanit International Hospital professionals for the care I received during my stay in hospital. They were most professional, and demonstrated complete dedication. I would like to particularly thank the welfare staff for their wonderful treatment. Thank you for your constant patience and care. It certainly helps to make the situation easier, more bearable, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 


Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.