Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine (Paperback)
The MRI machine has forever changed the way medicine is practiced. The principles of Quantum Mechanics govern Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In this book, the author provides a step-by-step approach to the Quantum Mechanics underlying MRI. Medical images and schematic illustrations accompany the description of this fundamental technology.
Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo is a Physician, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Neuroscientist, Physicist, and Retina specialist. He won the 2005 Barrie Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine where he topped the class in Neurology. Dr. Odaibo is Chief Scientist and Founder of Quantum Lucid Research Laboratories, and is a Retina Specialist in Dubuque Iowa. In 2016, he delivered the Opening Keynote Address at the Global Ophthalmologists Meeting in Osaka Japan. Dr. Odaibo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2001), M.S. in Mathematics (UAB, 2002), M.S. in Computer Science (Duke, 2009), and Doctor of Medicine--MD (Duke, 2010). From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Odaibo studied G-proteins with Dr. Lefkowitz, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Dr. Odaibo completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital (Durham) in 2011, his Residency in Ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital (Washington DC) in 2014, and his Fellowship in Medical Retina, Uveitis, and Ocular Oncology at the University of Michigan-Kellogg Eye Center (Ann Arbor) in 2015. He is author of the book, ``Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine'' (Oct 2012), and of the book "The Form of Finite Groups: A Course on Finite Group Theory" (Jan 2016). Dr. Odaibo has received a number awards. He won the 2013 Best Resident Research Presentation Award at the 23rd Annual Washington Retina Symposium, for devising the Sinc wavelet, a mathematical model of motion-processing neurons. In 2012 he was selected as a Featured Alumnus of the Mathematics Department at UAB. In Oct 2011 his cornea paper was selected by MIT Technology Review as one of the best papers from Physics or Computer science submitted to the arXiv. In that paper, Dr. Odaibo provided the first quantitative demonstration of non-paraxial light bending in the human cornea. Dr. Odaibo's research interest is Algebraic Structures, a branch of pure Mathematics. His clinical interests are in the diagnosis and Pharmacological/Laser management of retinal disease. The conditions he treats include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal tears, and localized retinal detachments. He enjoys taking care of his patients, and feels truly blessed at the opportunity to provide them compassionate, evidence-based, state-of-the-art retina care. He loves his God, his wife Lisa, his son Daniel, and his family and friends.