US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new software on advanced imaging technology machines at Las Vegas, Atlanta and Reagan national airports.
Body scanner opponents say the new software may address concerns about privacy, but not potential radiation hazards.
TSA Administrator John Pistole said the software enhances privacy by eliminating passenger specific images and instead auto detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person.
A separate TSA officer will not be needed to view the image in a remotely located room.
Currently there are nearly 500 imaging technology units at 78 airports countrywide, with additional units planned for deployment this year. (Washington Aviation Summary)
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