Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has begun using a new kind of x-ray to search passengers for possible weapons. The radiation-free x-ray, called a "millimeter wave," scans a person's entire body. In the process, it creates a blush-inducingly graphic image of the person being scanned. The TSA blurs the face in scans, and only allows a remote screener to see the final scan.
The millimeter wave is just one of a few kinds of advanced technology (AT) x-rays being tested by the TSA.
AS: Do you want to be patted-down or scanned?
Man: What takes less time?
AS: The scan.
Man: O.K. I'll take the scan.
AS: Mam, do you want a scan or pat-down?
Woman: Will my body show up on your screen?
Woman: I think I'll take the bus.