New Machine Speeds Airport Screening for Amputees
Nashville International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Tampa International, and San Jose International are set to launch piloting of the CastScope portable X-ray machine, designed to more efficiently screen passengers with casts, braces, and prosthetic limbs for weapons or explosives.
The technology will allow screening to be conducted in a matter of seconds, rather than the 10 to 15 minutes it can take when these travelers are patted down and scanned with a metal detector wand if they set off a metal detector.
Screening using the technology will be optional for passengers at the selected airports.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from USA Today (06/12/07); Howard, Kate.