TSA Shows Off New Scanner At La Crosse Airport
The TSA demonstrated new Advanced Imaging Technology at the La Crosse Municipal Airport this morning. AIT safely screens passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats, including explosives, without physical contact. Millimeter wave technology bounces harmless electromagnetic waves off the body, and the energy emitted is 1000 times less than international limits and guidelines. Carrie Harmon says it's all about privacy.
There are 600 of these new scanners at 140 airports across the country now and Harmon says it was used with two flights at La Crosse this morning.