8. MRI Contrast Agents: State of the Art and New Trends

  1. Prof. Dr. Enzo Alessio
  1. Daniela Delli Castelli,
  2. Eliana Gianolio and
  3. Silvio Aime

Published Online: 23 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch8

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Castelli, D. D., Gianolio, E. and Aime, S. (2011) MRI Contrast Agents: State of the Art and New Trends, in Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry (ed E. Alessio), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Trieste, Department of Chemical Sciences, Via Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Author Information

  1. University of Torino, Department of Chemistry IFM & Molecular Imaging Center, Via.P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326310

Online ISBN: 9783527633104



  • MRI contrast agents;
  • T1 agents;
  • paramagnetic relaxation;
  • T2-susceptibility agents;
  • CEST agents (chemical exchange saturation transfer)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • T1 Agents

  • T2-Susceptibility Agents

  • CEST Agents

  • Concluding Remarks