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TSA Implements New Screening Technology at Denver Airport

10 August 2011

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has unveiled new security checkpoint machines at Denver International Airport, which will generate a genderless image, obscuring the details of a passenger's body and instead shows a chalk outline.

The new technology, called Automated Target Recognition, will detect explosives, plastics, metals or anything else that is foreign to the body and yellow boxes pop up along the body outlines on a computer screen, alerting security screeners where they need to search.

The new system will avoid a full-body pat-down because a screener will know exactly where to look to find the source of the alert.

TSA will implement the new technology nationwide, which costs $2.7m to implement on 241 scanners, according to denverpost.com.