New imaging technology increases security at MKE

August 20, 2010

image001Passengers traveling through Mitchell Airport will notice something different about the security process as they head toward their flight. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed new advanced imaging technology to safely screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic objects concealed under layers of clothing. The new imaging technology, commonly referred to as full body scanning, will eliminate the need for TSA agents to make physical contact with passengers during the search process. Security protocol will remain the same as passengers walk into the imaging portal. Once inside, passengers will stand in a position and remain still for a few seconds while the technology creates an image of the passenger in real time. Advanced imaging technology is just one of TSA’s many layers of security, all of them working to protect our nation’s transportation system and keep passengers secure while traveling.

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