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

The Modulatory Role of Reward on Attentional Brain Processes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2006 to 2019

High-Resolution Diffusion Weighted MRI awarded by General Electric Company (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Integrated Parallel Reception, Excitation, and Bo Shimming awarded by GE Healthcare (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 1992 to 2018

Path Toward MRI with Direct Sensitivity to Neuro-Electro-Magnetic Oscillations awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Motion-immune neuro and body MRI for challenging patient populations awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2014 to 2018

Imaging of Intrinsic Connectivity Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2018

Magnetic resonance imaging with inherent local shimming awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018


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Carpenter, Kimberly L. H., et al. “Preschool anxiety disorders predict different patterns of amygdala-prefrontal connectivity at school-age.Plos One, vol. 10, no. 1, 2015, p. e0116854. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116854. Full Text Open Access Copy

Englander, Zoë A., et al. “Brain structural connectivity increases concurrent with functional improvement: evidence from diffusion tensor MRI in children with cerebral palsy during therapy.Neuroimage Clin, vol. 7, 2015, pp. 315–24. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2015.01.002. Full Text

Truong, Trong-Kha, et al. “Correction for Eddy Current-Induced Echo-Shifting Effect in Partial-Fourier Diffusion Tensor Imaging.Biomed Res Int, vol. 2015, 2015, p. 185026. Pubmed, doi:10.1155/2015/185026. Full Text Open Access Copy

Truong, Trong-Kha, et al. “Integrated RF/shim coil array for parallel reception and localized B0 shimming in the human brain.Neuroimage, vol. 103, Dec. 2014, pp. 235–40. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.052. Full Text