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TSA gives approval for new luggage scanner designed to be faster, more effective

TSA gives approval for new luggage scanner designed to be faster, more effective

The nation’s airports took another step toward speeding up security screening lines through the use of new advanced scanners.

The Transportation Security Administration gave airports the green light this week to begin testing a new model of scanner that uses the same type of imaging technology used in hospitals. Instead of examining the internal organs of patients, the scanners will look into carry-on bags.

The new scanner approved by the TSA is manufactured by Analogic Corp. of Peabody, Mass. The ConneCT scanner creates a 3-D image of the contents of a bag through the use of computed tomography, a technology hospitals use to see the inner workings of a body.

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