Backscatter X-Ray

Backscatter X-Ray

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Backscatter X-ray is an advanced X-ray imaging technology. Traditional X-ray machines detect hard and soft materials by the variation in transmission through the target. In contrast, backscatter X-ray detects the radiation that reflects from the target. It has potential applications where less-destructive examination is required, and can be used if only one side of the target is available for examination. The technology is one of two types of whole body imaging technologies being used to perform full-body scans of airline passengers to detect hidden weapons, tools, liquids, narcotics, currency, and other contraband. A competing technology is millimeter wave scanner. These airport security machines are also referred to as "body scanner," "whole body imager," and "security scanner."show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Polic
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135650432
  • 9786135650433