Allen Wuming Song

Allen Wuming Song

Professor in Radiology

External Address: 
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Davison 414, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Brain Imaging and Analysis Ctr, Box 3918, Durham, NC 27710


The research in our lab is concerned with advancing structural and functional MRI methodologies (e.g. fast and high-resolution imaging techniques) for human brain imaging. We also aim to improve our understanding of functional brain signals, including spatiotemporal characterizations of the blood oxygenation level dependent contrast and alternative contrast mechanisms that are more directly linked to the neuronal activities. Additional effort is invested in applying and validating the developed methods to study human functional neuroanatomy.

Education & Training

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, Tenure Track, Radiology, Emory University 1997 - 1999

  • Visiting Fellow, Laboratory Of Brain And Cognition, National Institutes of Health 1996 - 1996

  • Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin 1995

Selected Grants

Neuroimaging of Executive Processing awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2005 to 2009

Neuroimaging Attentional Impairment During Abstinence awarded by National Institutes of Health (Consultant). 2004 to 2009

IPA - Jacquelynn Price awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2008

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Emotional Memory Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2001 to 2007

Improved Image Acquisition for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2006

Combined PET and ERP Studies of Selective Attention awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2000


Roberts, Kenneth C., et al. “Component structure of event-related fMRI responses in the different neurovascular compartments.Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 25, no. 3, Apr. 2007, pp. 328–34. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.mri.2006.08.010. Full Text

Song, Allen W., et al. “Single-shot ADC imaging for fMRI.Magn Reson Med, vol. 57, no. 2, Feb. 2007, pp. 417–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.21135. Full Text

Harshbarger, Todd B., and Allen W. Song. “Endogenous functional CBV contrast revealed by diffusion weighting.Nmr Biomed, vol. 19, no. 8, Dec. 2006, pp. 1020–27. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/nbm.1067. Full Text

Truong, Trong-Kha, and Allen W. Song. “Finding neuroelectric activity under magnetic-field oscillations (NAMO) with magnetic resonance imaging in vivo.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 103, no. 33, Aug. 2006, pp. 12598–601. Pubmed, doi:10.1073/pnas.0605486103. Full Text

Michelich, Charles R., et al. “Dependence of gradient-echo and spin-echo BOLD fMRI at 4 T on diffusion weighting.Nmr Biomed, vol. 19, no. 5, Aug. 2006, pp. 566–72. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/nbm.1035. Full Text

Venkatraman, Talaignair N., et al. “Single-voxel 1H PRESS at 4.0 T: precision and variability of measurements in anterior cingulate and hippocampus.Nmr Biomed, vol. 19, no. 4, June 2006, pp. 484–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/nbm.1055. Full Text

Truong, Trong-Kha, et al. “Synchronized detection of minute electrical currents with MRI using Lorentz effect imaging.J Magn Reson, vol. 179, no. 1, Mar. 2006, pp. 85–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2005.11.012. Full Text

Chen, Bin, et al. “Correction for direction-dependent distortions in diffusion tensor imaging using matched magnetic field maps.Neuroimage, vol. 30, no. 1, Mar. 2006, pp. 121–29. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.09.008. Full Text

Segal, Richard L., and Allen W. Song. “Nonuniform activity of human calf muscles during an exercise task.Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 86, no. 10, Oct. 2005, pp. 2013–17. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2005.04.012. Full Text

Huettel, Scott A., et al. “Decisions under uncertainty: probabilistic context influences activation of prefrontal and parietal cortices.J Neurosci, vol. 25, no. 13, Mar. 2005, pp. 3304–11. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5070-04.2005. Full Text