MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest generation of full-body security scanners has been rolled out at the airport in Manchester, N.H.

The Transportation Security Administration this week unveiled three whole-body imaging scanners installed at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. They’ll be in use throughout the holiday travel season.

TSA officials say the scanners have privacy-enhancing software and display a generic outline of a male or female body. They are designed to detect weapons such as knives or guns, as well as explosives, using electromagnetic technology.

Passengers who don’t want to go through a scanner can still go through an old-style metal detector and be subject to a pat-down search.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (4)
  1. Steve Scanner says:

    Why do you show a picture of the X-ray kind of scanners that kill people with radiation and produce images like this:

    My family and I will NEVER EVER go through a Rapiscan imager.
    Please show the L-3 type and explain the difference!

  2. Deb says:

    I travelled through several airports in Europe earlier this year and EVERYBODY goes through the body screeners and no one was whining about it or claiming their rights are being violated. If someone was carrying a device to blow up the plane I was about to board, I’d sure like that person to be caught before getting on that plane.

    1. Logic says:

      Deb – TSA already admitted these machines would not have stopped the underwear nor the shoe bomber. The machines are not sensitive enough.

      All a “terrorist” has to do is flatten the c4 thin enough. That, or just overvolt a laptop battery. Or stuff c4 in places that prisoners hide drugs.

      This is all just security theatre. Just submit to the government, citizen.

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