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Abstract #2035

Gender Differences in the Rate of White Matter Microstructural Development During Late Childhood and Adolescence

Jonathan D. Clayden1, Sebastian Jentschke1, Monica Muoz1, Janine Cooper1, Tina Banks2, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem1, Chris A. Clark1

1Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, Greater London, United Kingdom; 2Radiology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

There is evidence for various changes in white matter microstructure during development, in some cases specific to certain pathways. In this study we report what we believe to be the first evidence of gender differences in the rates of change of diffusion MRI parameters, in a healthy group of 8-17 year old children.