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11/10/2010 - Advanced Imaging Technology Arrives at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - The use of Backscatter Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), also known as body scanners, was introduced at Orlando International Airport (MCO) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. The technology projects low level X-ray beams over the body to create a reflection which can be viewed by a specially trained TSA agent on a monitor in an isolated location. The images detect metallic and non-metallic items under clothing. Orlando International is the 67th airport to receive the high tech devices which were purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. A total of 450 units will be deployed by the end of the year at airports across the country.

Test subject going through the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) unit.                    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screening scanned images

Test subject going through the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) unit. (Left) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screening scanned images. (Right)

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For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

 

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