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Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by Italy98, Dec 26, 2011.
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More questions and concerns about use of scanners.
The scanners photographed in the article seem to be millimeter wave scanners, not backscatter machines.
From the health aspect, yes, they are different.
From the people who don't like it from the principle aspect, they are one in the same.
I don't even attempt to figure out what scanner is what at a given checkpoint. If it ain't a good old fashioned metal detector, I ain't going through it if given the option.
How can you tell the difference?
+1 Just opt-in for a nice full body massage before the flight.
Millimeter wave machines are the large glass enclosures.
Backscatters are the two blue boxes.
The picture in the article linked in the OP seems to be a grey enclosure.
Yes, that's the millimeter wave machine, not Backscatter (contrary to what the picture caption says).
These pages have pictures (and lots of details):
Millimeter Wave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millimeter_wave_scanner
Now my statement above (I don't even attempt to figure out what scanner is what at a given checkpoint) no longer holds true. Still, I am continuing to opt for the massage
Likewise. So far every airport screening point I've used which has nudeoscopes has had at least one WTMD lane open, although in some cases this required a switch to a different screening point (connected airside).