January 19, 2013
These two sets of images provided by the Transportation Security Administration are samples that show details of what TSA officers see on computer monitors when passengers pass through airport body scanners. At left are two images using backscatter advanced image X-ray technology from the huge scanners that were introduced in 2010 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and other airports. At right are images from new scanners using new millimeter wave technology that produces a cartoon-like outline rather than naked images of passengers produced by using X-rays. Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away.
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Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away.