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TSA Installs Latest Checkpoint CT at Guam Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam has installed a new computed tomography (CT) scanner in the security checkpoint. The scanner improves the ability of TSA officers to detect items inside carry-on luggage that are potential security threats.

The CT scanner applies a sophisticated algorithm during the screening process while an X-ray camera shoots hundreds of images while spinning around the conveyor belt, generating a 3-D image of the contents of the items being screened.

A TSA officer is able to manipulate the X-ray image on-screen for a thorough visual analysis, clearing the contents of the bag without having to open it. Reducing the number of bag checks is beneficial since it eliminates potential touchpoints amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Travelers whose carry-on luggage is screened by a CT scanner can leave laptops and other electronic devices in their carry-on bags. Travel-size liquids should be removed prior to X-ray screening.

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