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

Popp, C. A., et al. “fMRI and PET studies of a visual confrontation naming task.” Neuroimage, vol. 7, no. 4 PART II, Jan. 1998. Scopus, doi:10.1016/s1053-8119(18)30981-9. Full Text

Song, A. W., et al. “The effect of off-resonance radiofrequency pulse saturation on fMRI contrast.Nmr Biomed, vol. 10, no. 4–5, June 1997, pp. 208–15. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1492(199706/08)10:4/5<208::aid-nbm467>;2-s. Full Text

Jezzard, P., and A. W. Song. “Technical foundations and pitfalls of clinical fMRI.Neuroimage, vol. 4, no. 3 Pt 3, Dec. 1996, pp. S63–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1006/nimg.1996.0056. Full Text

Song, A. W., et al. “Diffusion weighted fMRI at 1.5 T.Magn Reson Med, vol. 35, no. 2, Feb. 1996, pp. 155–58. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.1910350204. Full Text

Wong, E. C., et al. “Optimized isotropic diffusion weighting.Magn Reson Med, vol. 34, no. 2, Aug. 1995, pp. 139–43. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.1910340202. Full Text

Song, A. W., et al. “Echo-volume imaging.Magn Reson Med, vol. 32, no. 5, Nov. 1994, pp. 668–71. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.1910320518. Full Text