San Jose Airport Gets Full Body Scanners

17 June 2010 (Last Updated June 17th, 2010 18:30)

San Jose International Airport in the US has installed full-body scanners as part of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plan to enhance security at all US airports. The TSA has installed four scanners in Terminal A and plans to install an additional four in Terminal B by

San Jose International Airport in the US has installed full-body scanners as part of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plan to enhance security at all US airports.

The TSA has installed four scanners in Terminal A and plans to install an additional four in Terminal B by the end of June, according to MercuryNews.com.

Passengers have the option to either pass through the scanners, opt for a pat-down search or the regular test through a metal detector.

The scanners can produce a chalky image within 15 seconds of scanning and will be able to detect nonmetallic and plastic explosives.

The TSA has so far installed 100 full-body scanners at 31 US airports and plans to install 1,000 by 2011.