2/20/2009

Early results from Tulsa International Airport appear positive as TSA for the first time tests full-body imaging scanners without the redundancy of a metal detector. Only two out of 1,039 passengers opted for pat-downs for fear the images produced by the $170,000 scanners were too graphic. Speed was a bigger concern, with some passengers complaining that the new technology takes twice as long as walking through a metal detector. "If you're going to have something that is going to significantly increase the time it takes to go through an airport, that is a real challenge," says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

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