TSA Scanners at Airports Can Embarrass You: It Reveals Boob Jobs and Prosthetic Testicles

by Tanya Thomas on  November 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM General Health News
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If you thought airport scanners could detect only explosives or liquids, be prepared to be embarrassed.

Dr. Kristin Byrne, a radiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, what TSA scanners can learn about your health history by just passing through the security line.
TSA Scanners at Airports Can Embarrass You: It Reveals Boob Jobs and Prosthetic Testicles
TSA Scanners at Airports Can Embarrass You: It Reveals Boob Jobs and Prosthetic Testicles

"The airport scanners show anything on the surface of the skin and very closely under the skin," Fox News quoted Byrne as saying.

This means any foreign objects close to the skin, including piercings, catheters, and colostomy bags, will be visible to TSA employees.

Breast implants and prosthetic testicles will also be easily recognizable on the scanner screen.

What's more, the X-ray technology can also tell if a man is circumcised or not, although Byrne said the scanners are supposed to be designed to avoid that.

"Privacy algorithms software is used to create a blur effect that blurs out facial features and genital areas as they come up," she said.

"Although I don't know if all the scanners are using them."

There are rumours that they can reveal tampons, diaphragms, intrauterine devices and even penile implants, but Byrne dismissed those.

"The type of scanner used at the airport doesn't have the high frequency waves needed to see deep enough inside your body to detect those things," she said.

Source: ANI

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Three types of the system first microwave basically RADAR, limited penetration images detailed, health effects unknown may interfere with DNA. Second backscatter x-ray penetrates 4" [10cm] image's very detailed dose to skin/breast/testicals small but significant. Third system is forrwardscatter/transmission x-ray VERY penetrating looks through your body. X-rays are a well known cancer helth risk no safe dose has been establised. Children, elderly, expecting mothers and people with DNA repair issues should avoid.

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