New body scanners incorporating advanced imaging technology are now installed at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
The scanners will look for metallic and nonmetallic threats, including explosives, without physical contact.
The software can detect anomalies during the screening process through a generic, computer-generated outline of a person.
Earlier models of the scanners which generated nude-like images of passengers have been controversial in the Lower 48, because some people feel the process is invasive.
“I would not do one, I refuse to do them.” said Denise Gerhauser, an airline passenger in Anchorage.
TSA will show reporters the new equipment Friday, including what the images on the screens will look like.
Al Martin, an airline passenger traveling from Texas to Anchorage, told Channel 2 he doesn’t have a problem going through the scanners.
“The bottom line is, if it makes you safer then it’s no real imposition.” Martin said.
TSA has more than 540 imaging technology units in more than 100 airports nationwide.
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