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

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. Pubmed, 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

Wang, Lihong, et al. “Amygdala activation to sad pictures during high-field (4 tesla) functional magnetic resonance imaging.Emotion, vol. 5, no. 1, Mar. 2005, pp. 12–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/1528-3542.5.1.12. Full Text

Harshbarger, Todd B., and Allen W. Song. “B factor dependence of the temporal characteristics of brain activation using dynamic apparent diffusion coefficient contrast.Magn Reson Med, vol. 52, no. 6, Dec. 2004, pp. 1432–37. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mrm.20293. Full Text

Lascola, Christopher D., et al. “Changes in magnetization transfer MRI correlate with spreading depression-induced astroglial reactivity and increased protein expression in mice.Ajr Am J Roentgenol, vol. 183, no. 6, Dec. 2004, pp. 1791–97. Pubmed, doi:10.2214/ajr.183.6.01831791. Full Text

Huettel, Scott A., et al. “The BOLD fMRI refractory effect is specific to stimulus attributes: evidence from a visual motion paradigm.Neuroimage, vol. 23, no. 1, Sept. 2004, pp. 402–08. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.04.031. Full Text

Song, Allen W., and Stacey L. Gangstead. “The spatial and temporal characteristics of the apparent-diffusion-coefficient-dependent fMRI signal changes during visual stimulation.J Neural Eng, vol. 1, no. 1, Mar. 2004, pp. 32–38. Pubmed, doi:10.1088/1741-2560/1/1/005. Full Text

Inan, Seniha, et al. “Hemodynamic correlates of stimulus repetition in the visual and auditory cortices: an fMRI study.Neuroimage, vol. 21, no. 3, Mar. 2004, pp. 886–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2003.10.029. Full Text