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The use of backscatter X-ray technology for screening human subjects at airports and border crossings became more widespread after a terrorist bombing attempt involving explosives hidden near the surface of the bomber's body. Backscatter involves analysis of the low-dosage x-ray reflections which bounce of a human target revealing the surface profile of the human form as well as any foreign objects hidden within or under the clothing of the subject. In this respect, it is a viable and reliable alternative to physical searches or "pat-downs". The advantage of backscatter over other human screening systems is the high resolution image available at low dosages enabling the detection of small quantities of explosives that are capable of causing catastrophic failure on an aircraft. Health and privacy concerns relating to the technology continue to be hotly debated.
Mobile X-Ray screening systems order
Government order received for Z Backscatter Vans from American Science and Engineering for highly mobile X-Ray screening capability.
Valley Forge human screening systems to be demonstrated.
Both metallic and non-metallic items can be screened in a single scan with Valley Forge ODIN-ULDRIS human screening systems.
Cargo inspection gantry for Italian port.
OmniView gantry cargo inspection and screening system and mobile X-Ray unit from American Science and Engineering to be delivered to Italian port
International X-Ray screening orders.
Mobile X-ray screening and detection system to be shipped internationally with new orders for Z Backscatter Van worth over 4 million dollars.
Olympic screening system order for Gemini
Olympic games in Beijing to benefit from backscatter X-Ray technology Gemini detection systems for screening parcels at check points.
Rapiscan body scanner launched at AVSEC World conference.
Vancouver aviation security conference sees launch of millimetre wave body scanner which can operate in isolation or as part of an integrated security screening system.
Rapiscan division of OSI in screening and detection partnership.
OSI Systems partners with Brijot Imaging to develop screening and detection systems using millimetre wave and X-Ray technology.
Tighter US border control with vehicle screening.
US Government orders drive-through vehicle screening and scanning systems for high density traffic monitoring at borders.
Gemini parcel screening in middle east.
Parcel screening system from American Science and Engineering to be installed in the middle east.
Screening systems for African checkpoints
AS&E to supply comprehensive screening and detection technology to high-threat African checkpoints
Military version of vehicle screening system now available
AS & E reveals military version of its ZBV trailer used for cargo and vehicle inspection.
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