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By David Koenig
AP Airlines Writer 

TSA is testing 3-D scanners for carry-on luggage

 


DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are screening some carry-on bags with 3-D scanning technology, which they say improves the ability to find bombs.

The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it is testing computed-tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The technology is already used for screening checked luggage, but the cost and larger size of the CT scanners has held back their use for carry-on bags.

CT scanners create a 3-D image that can be rotated to give screeners a better look. Suspicious bags can be pulled aside...



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