My research interests are based principally on the study of the dynamic and structural properties of paramagnetic metal complexes with potential applications in MRI and Molecular Imaging. Particular attention is devoted to their interactions with biological macromolecular systems either in in vitro cellular and in vivo animal models. In recent years I’ve been engaged in the development of new MRI contrast agents endowed with high specificity towards particular target molecules for the detection of tumour cells as well as in the study of new probes which answer is responsive of a particular bio-parameter of interest. Presently, my main research activity concerns the study of phenomena associated with the problem of Gd retention in the body upon repeated administrations of Gd-based Contrast Agents.

Eliana Gianolio, PhD

Research Technician,
Molecular Imaging Center
Department of Molecular Biotechnologies and Health Science
University of Torino
Torino 10126, Italy
Tel: +39 011 6706475
Fax: +39 011 6706458

High Relaxivity Gd-complexes


Relaxometric Methods for medical/biological issues


Gd retention in the body