TSA Begins Installing CT Scanners at Rhode Island International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun installing computed tomography (CT) scanners to improve security screening at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD).

The CT scanners will provide advanced explosives detection capabilities by applying an algorithm to generate 3D images of the contents of carry-on bags.

TSA CT Scanners
The new CT scanners will be used to screen travellers’ carry-on luggage in TSA security checkpoints

Once the new scanners are installed, fewer manual bag checks will be required at security and passengers will no longer need to remove electronics and other items from carry-on baggage. This will result in a more efficient process and an improved passenger experience.

US Senator Jack Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee said:

“Deploying this new screening technology is a win for passengers at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport. It will make the screening process more efficient and ultimately allow travellers to keep items like their laptop and travel toiletries stowed in their carry-on bags.

“This technology has been successfully tested in other markets and I commend the TSA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation for swiftly deploying it here in Rhode Island.”

Installation of this technology commenced on 9 January and is scheduled to be completed by mid-February.

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