TAVR & cardiac CTA expert users course

This two-day hands-on course seeks to provide comprehensive 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, Dr Lynette Teo




Philips APAC Center

Singapore 319763


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $1,500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available


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Audience: Radiologists and Cardiologists

Facilitator: Ben Ariff & Lynette Teo

Duration: 2 days

Accreditation:  RANZCR - 32.25 CPD

• 11.5 points may be claimed for attendance to the lectures on 13/07/2020

• 21.75 points may be claimed for attendance to the lectures on 14/07/2020

For anyone who attends only part of this session, points may be claimed pro-rata at 1 point per hour for lectures and 3 points per hour per workshop.

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 - 08:15 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
11:11 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)
03:45 pm - 05:30 pm Vascular assessment
05:30 pm Summary and conclusion
08:15 am - 08:30 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.

Dr Lynette Teo

MBChB (UK), FRCR (UK), MMed (Diag Radiol, NUS), FAMS, EBCR (European Board of Cardiac Radiology)

Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency ACGME-I Program, National University Hospital (NUH) Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr Lynette Teo is a Senior Consultant at Department of Diagnostic Imaging, NUH and NCIS. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and her postgraduate degree from the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. Dr Teo received the Human Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship, Ministry of Health Singapore in 2006 to subspecialise in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College, United Kingdom. She has also been awarded the team HMDP in 2011 for a one-week stint at the Royal Brompton Hospital for further training in MR myocardial perfusion.

Dr Teo has a special interest in congenital heart disease, interstitial lung disease and colorectal imaging. Her research interests include cardiovascular magnetic resonance in congenital heart disease and colorectal imaging. She is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education and sits on several committees in the Radiology fraternity.