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CT technology improves detection capability by more effectively detecting threats, thereby increasing overall security effectiveness CT technology improves detection capability by more effectively detecting threats, thereby increasing overall security effectiveness

American Airlines, TSA Testing New Screening Technology

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working collaboratively with American Airlines, is demonstrating a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Terminal 8 security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

State-of-the-art CT checkpoint technology is an enhancement to today’s two-dimensional X-ray technology platforms scanning equipment, which is used at the majority of security checkpoints worldwide.

Because CT technology is three dimensional, this new checkpoint technology has the potential to provide better visibility and allow the operator to rotate the bag’s image 360 degrees to show the contents of carry-on items at every angle.

CT provides the capability to virtually see beyond unwanted clutter and greatly enhances the ability to visually inspect the contents of carry-on bags for explosives and other prohibited items.