MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re flying out of Miami International Airport, things just got a little easier at six TSA checkpoints that have new, state of the art computed tomography (CT) scanners.
Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT scanner will now be permitted to leave laptops and other electronic devices in their carry-on bags.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
“These new scanners from the TSA are helping us streamline and expedite the screening process for our passengers, at a time in air travel when a smooth flowing checkpoint has never been more important,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “We are proud to be among the first U.S. airports to receive this expansion of CT technology by the TSA.”Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
The new technology creates a 3-D image that can be viewed and rotated on three axes so a TSA officer can make a thorough visual inspection. If a bag requires further screening, TSA officers will inspect it to ensure that a threat item is not contained inside.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation
Like the existing CT technology used for checked baggage, the machines use sophisticated algorithms to detect explosives, including liquid explosives.