Molecular Imaging Center

The Molecular Imaging Center (CIM) at the University of Torino, directed by Silvio Aime, is a cross-disciplinary chemistry and life science lab. Our work at the CIM is to develop imaging probes that support preclinical research with focus in several life science areas. It was founded by a joined initiative of chemists, biologists and physicians approved by the Italian Ministry of University and Research in 2001.

Currently, the CIM is an international imaging science center equipped with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentations covering all the available imaging modalities as well as multimodality imaging.

Since 2016, it coordinates the activities of the Euro-BioImaging multi-sited "Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging Italian Node" (MMMI), which offers access to Molecular Imaging technologies and related services to national and trans-national reasearchers. Users can access our services at a discounted rate by applying at the Euro-BioImaging Web Access Portal. More info on the MMMI Node website.

Research Areas

Imaging & Therapy
CEST imaging
Imaging enzyme activity
Cell labeling and tracking
Targeting receptors
Tumor angiogenesis
Tumor acidosis
Tumor metabolism


News and Events

COST Actions

COST Actions CA15209 - Eurelax
"European Network on NMR Relaxometry"

COST Actions CA16103 - Parenchima
"Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease"

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Ongoing Projects


CIM partecipates to the H2020 project GLINT aimed to investigate GlucoCESt imaging as a potentially disruptive new diagnostic tool.

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CIM partecipates to the H2020 project IDENTIFY aimed to bring Fast Field-Cycling MRI (FFC-MRI) to the stage where it can be used as a routine tool for clinical diagnosis.

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Upcoming events

EMIM meeting


14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting 19-22 March 2019 Glasgow, United Kingdom

ISMRM meeting


ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting 2019 11-16 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada

WMIC meeting


World Molecular Imaging Congress 4-7 September 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Recent papers

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