Ai-Ling Lin1, Timothy Q. Duong1, Peter T. Fox1, Douglas E. Williamson2
1Research Imaging Institute, University
Both gender and have long been assumed to have effects on brain function and cerebral blood flow (CBF). However, the effects of gender and age on CBF have not well explored in adolescents. To increase our knowledge in this area, MRI techniques were employed to measure global CBF with 267 adolescents. Our result shows that significant difference in CBF was observed between 12 and 15 years of age. However, no significant main effects of gender were found in the study. The results provide better understanding of brain functions for adolescent across age and gender.