Canadian Airport Deploys Full-Body Scanner

5 September 2010 (Last Updated September 5th, 2010 18:30)

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has deployed a full-body scanner at the Regina International Airport. The scanner, a millimetre-wave machine, will use low doses of non-ionizing radiation to scan passengers' clothing, according to Leader-Post. It will take five s

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has deployed a full-body scanner at the Regina International Airport.

The scanner, a millimetre-wave machine, will use low doses of non-ionizing radiation to scan passengers' clothing, according to Leader-Post.

It will take five seconds to detect metal as well as non-metal objects and create three-dimensional images of such objects.

Only passengers selected for a secondary screening process will be asked to walk through the machine.

The Canadian Government has deployed 44 full-body scanners, each costing C$250,000 ($236,530), at major Canadian airports.