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TSA Tests New Scanner Technology at Lambert

August 14, 2018 - 7:02 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The TSA will be demonstrating its latest screening technology at Lambert Airport today. 

The Computed Tomography Checkpoint Scanner creates 3D images, which creates a clear picture of a bag's contents. If it uncovers anything suspicious, the bag will be further inspected by TSA officers.

The new scanner will allow passengers to leave laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags.

TSA began testing the scanners last year in Phoenix and Boston. A third unit was recently installed at JFK in New York. Lambert is one of a dozen airports getting them now.

Eventually up to 40 units will be in place at airports by the end of the year. More than 145 will be in place by the end of next fiscal year.

The new screener will be demonstrated at one checkpoint in Terminal One.