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      Airport security gets new view of passengers

      The TSA unveiled its new Advanced Imaging Technology Wednesday in Traverse City.

      Security at the Cherry Capital Airport is getting a new view of passengers.

      The Transportation Security Administration unveiled its new Advanced Imaging Technology Wednesday in Traverse City. The new security measure is equipped with Automatic Targeting Recognition or ATR software.

      The technology is designed to boost security by screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons, explosives and other objects hidden under layers of clothing.

      Officials say imaging technology screening is safe for all travelers and the machine meets all known national and international health and safety standards. The energy emitted by millimeter wave technology is 1000 times less than the international limits and guidelines.

      In September 2011, the TSA bought 300 millimeter wave units, which are being delivered in the coming months. Right now, there are more than 560 units at 120 airports across the country.

      You can view a list of frequently asked questions compiled by the TSA by clicking here.

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