November 22nd, 2011

Full Body X-Ray Scanners Banned in European Airports

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The European Union has banned the use of full-body airport scanners that use x-rays "in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens' health and safety." The 27 European countries that are part of the European Union will no longer use backscatter scanners -- which use very low levels of x-rays to produce anatomically correct images of passengers, according to a European Commission press release…Kelly Classic, a health physicist at the Mayo Clinic, told MedPage Today on Thursday that she's been getting calls since the European Union passed its anti-backscatter scanner legislation.

MedPage Today,  by Emily Walker, 11/17/11

Tags: Radiology

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