TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York.

Six CT X-ray units are installed at one checkpoint at the airport and are expected to provide critical explosives detection capabilities in each checkpoint lane.

The systems used apply algorithms to detect explosives by creating a 3D image that can be viewed and rotated 360 degrees on three axes for thorough visual image analysis by a transportation security officer. If a carry-on bag requires further screening, a TSA officer will inspect the bag manually to ensure it does not contain a threat item.

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Source: Vision Systems Design