Oct 7, 2011 8:07 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Baton Rouge airport to get new scanners

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officials says the latest generation of full-body security scanner is headed for Baton Rouge's Metro Airport and will be used to screen airline passengers sometime within the next several weeks.
Jon Allen, a TSA spokesman, tells The Advocate the new scanners employ software that eliminates a problem with earlier versions, which were considered invasive because they revealed body parts in too much detail.
Instead, a generic image of the human body is produced that highlights in yellow the location of any items underneath someone's clothing.
As a mid-sized airport, Jim Caldwell, the airport's marketing and air service development manager, says Baton Rouge never got the original full-body scanner with the early software.


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