The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Pitt-Greenville Airport has installed new technology at the security checkpoint. Computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanners will be used to boost airport security. 

The new CT scanners will be used to screen travelers’ carry-on luggage in the security checkpoints. CT units apply a sophisticated algorithm as they generate a 3-D image of the contents of the carry-on bag. A TSA officer can manipulate the 3-D X-ray image on-screen to allow for a better view of the bag’s contents, ultimately reducing the number of bag checks that are required.

When a carry-on bag is screened through a CT scanner, travelers can leave everything in their carry-on bag, including electronics larger than a cell phone and food. Bags will still need to be placed within a bin while moving through the scanner.