Mission Statement

The International Society for Functional Source Imaging (ISFSI) was established in 2007 by the participants of the International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging (NFSI), to promote the field of functional source imaging. The field of functional source imaging has received considerable attention in recent years, encompassing EEG, MEG, ECG, MCG, fMRI, TMS, electrical impedance imaging, functional multimodal imaging, etc. Such research is aimed at imaging functional information associated with biological systems in terms of source activities, connectivity, and tissue properties, from noninvasive measurements. Of particular interest is the use of electromagnetic measurements and hemodynamic measurements, though the field of functional source imaging shall be more broad without limited to the measurement modalities. The core scientific issues being pursued by ISFSI members are to image functional activity of biological systems from noninvasive measurements or minimally invasive measurements by solving the imaging problem in the broadest sense. Such functional information plays an important role to better understand the mechanisms of functions and dysfunctions of biological systems, and also facilitate clinical management of various diseases. The mission of ISFSI shall be to promote exchange of scientific ideas, promote the research, development and education on functional source imaging, and recognize the excellence at an international scale.