MIA installs new CT scanners to speed passenger screening through security

Miami International Airport has announced it has installed new screening technology at six TSA checkpoints that allows passengers to leave electronic devices in carry-on luggage, the company said.

The new technology provides improved explosive detection screening by creating a 3-D image that can be viewed and rotated on three axes for thorough visual image analysis by a TSA officer. If a bag requires further screening, TSA officers will inspect it to ensure that a threat item is not contained inside.

TSA is focused on testing, procuring, and deploying additional CT systems in airports as soon as possible. TSA is continuing to develop enhanced algorithms to address evolving aviation threats while decreasing the number of physical bag searches needed to resolve alarms and thereby improve operational efficiency and automated detection. These seven units join three others previously installed when MIA became one of the first airports in the country to begin rolling out this technology in TSA checkpoints.