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2010-02-06 07:55:00

An recent inter-agency report states that air passengers should be made aware of the health risks of airport body screenings and governments need to explain any decision to expose the public to higher levels of cancer-causing radiation. The Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety's report said pregnant women and children should not be subject to scanning, even though the radiation dose from body scanners is "extremely small." Bloomberg recently reported that it will not be possible to...

2010-01-07 13:35:54

Amid concerns regarding terrorists targeting airliners using weapons less detectable by traditional means, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up deployment of whole body scanners at security checkpoints in U.S. airports. These systems produce anatomically accurate images of the body and can detect objects and substances concealed by clothing. To date, TSA has deployed two types of scanning systems: Millimeter wave technology uses low-level radio waves in the...

2009-08-03 10:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing backscatter advanced imaging technology at Greater Rochester International Airport. Imaging technologies quickly and unobtrusively screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats without physical contact. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) Backscatter imaging technology provides enhanced detection capabilities and...

2009-07-31 11:00:00

HOUSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing two types of advanced imaging technology at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Imaging technologies quickly and unobtrusively screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats without physical contact. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) Millimeter wave and backscatter imaging technologies provide enhanced detection...

2009-07-30 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing two types of advanced imaging technology at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Imaging technologies quickly and unobtrusively screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats without physical contact. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) Millimeter wave and backscatter imaging technologies provide enhanced detection...

2009-06-29 09:00:00

EVANSVILLE, Ind., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the deployment of two Reveal explosives detection system (EDS) machines for screening checked baggage at Evansville Regional Airport (EVV). The Reveal CT-80s are smaller in size and less than half the price of other EDS machines currently in use at many commercial airports nationwide. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) Incorporating explosives...

2008-07-29 09:00:53

MIAMI _ Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image _ private parts and all _ could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you. A dozen airports nationwide have begun pilot-testing whole-body imaging machines, which reveal weapons and explosives concealed under layers of clothing. "It allows us to detect threat objects that are not metallic and that cannot be detected by metal detectors, and items that are sometimes missed even in a physical pat-down, in a...

2008-07-22 06:00:34

By Ina Paiva Cordle, The Miami Herald Jul. 22--Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image -- private parts and all -- could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you. Miami International Airport is one of a dozen airports nationwide that have begun pilot-testing whole-body imaging machines, which reveal weapons and explosives concealed under layers of clothing. "It allows us to detect threat objects that are not metallic and that cannot be detected by...

2008-07-15 12:00:42

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced expanded deployment that will bring Advanced Technology X-ray (AT) and Passenger Imaging to 21 of the nation's busiest airports by the end of 2008. TSA also plans to purchase and deploy approximately 300 additional AT X-rays and 80 Passenger Imagers, bringing the total to 900 AT and 120 Passenger Imaging units nationwide in 2009. "This major step up in technology coupled with our enhanced security training for our officers will...


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