CTA cardiovascular expert user - TAVR and advanced cardiac CT (SG)

This SCCT endorsed training (Level 300) seeks to provide comprehensive hands-on training in the use of CT in the pre-TAVR assessment and will cover how to perform the various measurements crucial for TAVI sizing. The role of CT in cardiac structural work will also be explored, including the use of CT in post TAVR complications; the role of CT in the assessment of Paravalvular leaks and in the assessment of the left atrial appendage for closure devices.

Course information


Dr Ben Ariff




Philips Learning Academy APAC
622 Lor 1 Toa Payoh
Singapore 319763


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $1,500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available



  • Understand how to perform TAVI/TAVR CT assessment including the assessment of access routes.
  • Ability to perform the measurements essential for TAVI/TAVR stent sizing and identify high risk features
  • Understand the role of CT in the assessment of paravalvular leaks and LA closure devices

Audience: Cardiologists & Radiologists

Facilitator: Dr Ben Ariff

Duration: 2 days

Accreditation: 28.75 RANZCR CPD  -  SCCT endorsement


The price includes the training, lunch, coffee breaks and a tour throughout the Philips regional headquarters in Singapore where various (premium and working) products are displayed; it excludes transportation and accommodation.


08:00 am Introduction
08:15 am - 09:00 am CT For TAVR – The role of CT in TAVI assessment
09:00 am - 09:45 am Principles of CT and data acquisition/ protocols
09:45 am - 10:30 am Reconstruction
10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning tea
11:00 am - 11:45 am Fundamentals of annular assessment and clinical relevance
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Workstation case review - hands on annular assessment - Annular diameter perimeter and area measurements (10 case studies)
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm Case review - hands-on annular assessment, more complex cases (10 cases)
02:30 pm - 03:15 pm Ancillary measurements - Aortic valve calcification score - Coronary ostia heights - Catheter angles - Ascending aorta
03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Afternoon tea
03:45 pm - 04:45 pm Case review - hands-on TAVR measurements (10 case studies)
04:45 pm - 05:30 pm Vascular assessment
05:30 pm Summary and conclusion
08:15 am Meet and review
08:30 am - 09:15 am Post TAVR findings and complications
09:15 am - 10:15 am Case review - including TAVR thrombus and annular RUPTURE
10:15 am - 10:45 am Role of CT in the assessment of paravalvular leaks
10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning tea
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Case review - hands on assessment of paravalvular leak (10 case studies)
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Assessment of the LA appendage for LA appendage closure devices
12:45 pm - 01:45 pm Lunch
01:45 pm - 02:45 pm Case Review - measurements of the LA appendage for LA appendage thrombus (10 case studies)
02:45 pm - 03:30 pm Usual and challenging cardiac CT cases
03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Afternoon tea
03:45 pm - 04:45 pm Case Review (10 case studies)
04:45 pm - 05:15 pm Q&A and certificate presentation

About speaker

Dr Ben Ariff


Consultant Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Ben Ariff is a consultant radiologist working at Imperial College NHS Trust, London and subspecialising in cardiac CT and cardiovascular MR, working within a multidisciplinary tertiary environment. He is level 3 accredited in cardiac CT (SCCT/BSCI) and CMR (SCMR); was an ESOR cardiac imaging fellow at Leiden University and has extensive experience in clinical pharmacology and general internal medicine, working at the International Centre of Circulatory Health and St Mary’s Hospital, having obtained CCT in both. He was awarded a PhD for his work focusing on carotid artery remodelling and the local haemodynamic effects of anti-hypertensive agents combining computational fluid dynamics with imaging techniques.