The Transportation Security Administration says full-body scans are about to become routine for passengers at BWI Airport.
There are four machines at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport that scan passengers using advanced imaging technology. They're currently used as a backup screening method, with passengers asked at random to go through them.
TSA spokeswoman Lauren Gaches says starting Tuesday, the machines will become the primary method of screening passengers at the security checkpoints that have them. She could not provide a percentage but says more passengers would be going through the machines, although it's still an option to decline the screening in favor of a metal detector and a pat-down.
BWI is expected to get several more of the devices by the end of the year.
-- The Baltimore Sun
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