Trong-Kha Truong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology
Address: 40 Duke Medicine Circle
Davison 414, Box 3918
Durham, NC 27710
Office Phone: (919) 684-1216

Research Interests

My research interests include the development of novel MRI hardware, contrast mechanisms, pulse sequences, image reconstruction methods, and artifact correction methods to improve the sensitivity and specificity of neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (see


Hu, Z; Ma, X; Truong, T-K; Song, AW; Guo, H. Phase-updated regularized SENSE for navigator-free multishot diffusion imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2017;78:172-181. Abstract

Darnell, D; Truong, T-K; Song, AW. Integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming (iPRES) with multiple shim loops per radio-frequency coil element for improved B0 shimming. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2017;77:2077-2086. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Song, AW; Chen, N-K. Correction for Eddy Current-Induced Echo-Shifting Effect in Partial-Fourier Diffusion Tensor Imaging. BioMed Research International. 2015;2015:185026. Abstract

Chu, M-L; Chang, H-C; Chung, H-W; Truong, T-K; Bashir, MR; Chen, N-K. POCS-based reconstruction of multiplexed sensitivity encoded MRI (POCSMUSE): A general algorithm for reducing motion-related artifacts. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2015;74:1336-1348. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Guidon, A; Song, AW. Cortical depth dependence of the diffusion anisotropy in the human cortical gray matter in vivo. PloS one. 2014;9:e91424. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Darnell, D; Song, AW. Integrated RF/shim coil array for parallel reception and localized B0 shimming in the human brain. NeuroImage. 2014;103:235-240. Abstract

Pourtaheri, N; Truong, T-K; Henriquez, CS. Electromagnetohydrodynamic modeling of Lorentz effect imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2013;236:57-65. Abstract

Avram, AV; Guidon, A; Truong, T-K; Liu, C; Song, AW. Dynamic and inherent B0 correction for DTI using stimulated echo spiral imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2013; Abstract

Han, H; Song, AW; Truong, T-K. Integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming (iPRES). Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2013;70:241-247. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chen, N-K; Song, AW. Inherent correction of motion-induced phase errors in multishot spiral diffusion-weighted imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2012;68:1255-1261. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chen, N-K; Song, AW. Dynamic correction of artifacts due to susceptibility effects and time-varying eddy currents in diffusion tensor imaging. NeuroImage. 2011;57:1343-1347. Abstract

Song, AW; Truong, T-K. Apparent diffusion coefficient dependent fMRI: Spatiotemporal characteristics and implications on calibrated fMRI. International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology. 2010;20:42-50.

Hayes, SM; Baena, E; Truong, T-K; Cabeza, R. Neural mechanisms of context effects on face recognition: automatic binding and context shift decrements. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2010;22:2541-2554. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chen, N-K; Song, AW. Application of k-space energy spectrum analysis for inherent and dynamic B0 mapping and deblurring in spiral imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2010;64:1121-1127. Abstract

Smith, DV; Hayden, BY; Truong, T-K; Song, AW; Platt, ML; Huettel, SA. Distinct value signals in anterior and posterior ventromedial prefrontal cortex. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2010;30:2490-2495. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Song, AW. Cortical depth dependence and implications on the neuronal specificity of the functional apparent diffusion coefficient contrast. NeuroImage. 2009;47:65-68. Abstract

Song, AW; Truong, T-K; Woldorff, M. Dynamic MRI of small electrical activity. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2009;489:297-315. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Song, AW. Single-shot dual-z-shimmed sensitivity-encoded spiral-in/out imaging for functional MRI with reduced susceptibility artifacts. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2008;59:221-227. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chen, B; Song, AW. Integrated SENSE DTI with correction of susceptibility- and eddy current-induced geometric distortions. NeuroImage. 2008;40:53-58. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Avram, A; Song, AW. Lorentz effect imaging of ionic currents in solution. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2008;191:93-99. Abstract

Song, AW; Guo, H; Truong, T-K. Single-shot ADC imaging for fMRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2007;57:417-422. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Song, AW. Finding neuroelectric activity under magnetic-field oscillations (NAMO) with magnetic resonance imaging in vivo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2006;103:12598-12601. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chakeres, DW; Beversdorf, DQ; Scharre, DW; Schmalbrock, P. Effects of static and radiofrequency magnetic field inhomogeneity in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2006;24:103-112. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Chakeres, DW; Scharre, DW; Beversdorf, DQ; Schmalbrock, P. Blipped multi gradient-echo slice excitation profile imaging (bmGESEPI) for fast T2 * measurements with macroscopic B0 inhomogeneity compensation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2006;55:1390-1395. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Wilbur, JL; Song, AW. Synchronized detection of minute electrical currents with MRI using Lorentz effect imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2006;179:85-91. Abstract

Truong, T-K; Clymer, BD; Chakeres, DW; Schmalbrock, P. Three-dimensional numerical simulations of susceptibility-induced magnetic field inhomogeneities in the human head. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2002;20:759-770. Abstract