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New 3D imaging scanners at ROC airport help speed up security checks

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at the Greater Rochester International Airport have recently begun using 3D imaging scanners.

Security officials said the new scanners can help find dangerous items like explosives by using X-ray technology to scan luggage bags. These new scanners mean travelers won’t have to sift through their bags to remove items- instead, they can keep their bags zipped as they go through security.


“It’s like a cat scan for you carry on accessible property, it is 3D, preventing prohibited items from getting onto a plane like a knife, a handgun or an explosive,” said Bart Johnson, TSA’s federal security director for Upstate New York, according to News10 NBC.

TSA officers can use touch screen monitors to get a full 360-degree view of a bag. This is made possible by X-ray cameras spinning around the conveyor belt.

Currently, said Johnson, five out of the six TSA checkout lanes at the Rochester airport have been equipped with this new technology. Travelers have said the lines move much faster than they used to.



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