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A new X-ray machine for detecting weapons and explosives on airline passengers makes its debut today in Phoenix.
The so-called “backscatter” device will be used at one checkpoint in one terminal at Sky Harbor International Airport.
The machine visually strips off clothing, although a Transportation Security Administration spokesman says the image it projects looks more like a chalk drawing than a real person.
Originally posted by WolfofWar
Only thing is though, wouldnt this put a limit on a persons travel per year? you only can have a certain ammount of x-rays a year before it becomes dangerous to your body.
Those who choose not to go through the backscatter will be given a standard pat-down instead.
Originally posted by sensfan
The xrays used with this device are far less than the normal xray used to see bones. This barely can get through clothing.