Experts: Body Scans 'inadequate' Abroad

Body Scans

A foiled plot to sneak a bomb through airport checkpoints and onto a plane bound for the United States calls attention to gaps in screening measures that are supposed to detect threats airport metal detectors miss.

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  • Experts say airport body scans pose little risk
    The new full-body scanners being installed in airports use X-rays to peek under clothing. But experts say the health risks associated with these extremely low doses of radiation are minuscule. Each backscatter X-ray scan (travelers get two, front and back ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Experts available to discuss safe holiday driving and the new airport full-body scan
    University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: Safe driving tips for the holiday and the uphill battle of a possible legal challenge to the body scans. The thoughts of the UB faculty members are summarized below.
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Experts Assess Health Risks of Airport Full-Body Scanners
    Physical pat-downs are performed on people who refuse the full-body scan. With amped-up media scrutiny on the full-body scans, and with many patients preparing for holiday travel, an increasing number of physicians have been calling Kelly Classic ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Medical experts worry about CT scans for kids
    I don't think of children as 'little adults.' " CT -- computed tomography -- sends ionizing radiation through the body to produce 3-D images of tissues and organs. The use of CT scans in the United States has skyrocketed more than three-fold since 1993 to ...
    12/31/1969 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Regulate medical websites to protect patients, say experts
    Body scans may also be sold to try to spot illnesses early. But Nuffield said these often showed up "abnormalities" which actually are harmless and may result in people undergoing unnecessary surgery or other procedures. The authors welcomed the fact that ...
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  • Full body scanner
    A full-body scanner is a device that detects objects on a person's body for security screening purposes, without physically removing clothes or making physical contact.
    03/23/2017 - 5:08 am | View Website
  • CT Scan & Full Body Scan Centers | Scan Directory
    Scan Directory offers access to a nationwide list of CT Scan and full body scanning clinicsFind a scan clinic near you
    03/23/2017 - 12:36 am | View Website
  • Should you have a full body scan?
    CNBC's Hampton Pearon underwent a full body scan to learn how it can help flag medical problems before patients develop symptoms of disease. But some experts think ...
    03/21/2017 - 8:02 am | View Website
  • Services | Virtual Check-Up™ Full Body Scanning ...
    Experts in the field report that as many as 95% of their ... consider follow-up full body scanning. Your full body scan should not be used as a substitute for ...
    03/19/2017 - 4:08 am | View Website
  • Full-body CT scan
    Full-body computed-tomography (CT) scans, ... 5 medical tests that could save your life (and 5 to skip) ... Health experts recommend annual mammograms ...
    03/18/2017 - 10:53 pm | View Website
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