US Fort Wayne Airport to Begin Full-Body Screening

10 May 2010 (Last Updated May 10th, 2010 18:30)

Fort Wayne International Airport in the US will install full-body scanners on 13 May to enhance passenger screening at the airport. The airport will use the backscatter scanners, which projects low-level X-rays to create an image of the passenger's body, according to news-sentinel.com.

Fort Wayne International Airport in the US will install full-body scanners on 13 May to enhance passenger screening at the airport.

The airport will use the backscatter scanners, which projects low-level X-rays to create an image of the passenger's body, according to news-sentinel.com.

In March 2010, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began installing an additional 450 scanners under a federal stimulus programme. To date, it has deployed 52 full-body scanners at 23 airports across the US.

The US Food and Drug Administration has tested the machine, which the airport says will reduce waiting times for passengers during screening.