What Kind of Body Scanner Does Your Airport Have?

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Los Angeles International Airport uses millimeter wave scanners Oakland International Airport uses X-ray (backscatter) scanners John F. Kennedy Int’l Airport uses both X-ray (backscatter) and millimeter wave scanners*

Here's a searchable guide to body scanners in U.S. airports. X-ray “backscatter” machines have faced concerns about the potential health risks associated with them. Nearly 100 backscatters were removed from major airports recently to speed up lines. But many airports still have them. Find out whether you may encounter an X-ray scanner this holiday season. If your airport isn’t listed, it doesn’t use either type of body scanner.

Airport Name Airport Code Kind Abilene Regional Airport ABI millimeter wave Akron-Canton Airport CAK millimeter wave Albany International Airport ALB millimeter wave Albuquerque International Sunport ABQ millimeter wave Amarillo International Airport AMA millimeter wave Aspen-Pitkin County Airport ASE millimeter wave Atlantic City International Airport ACY millimeter wave Augusta Regional Airport AGS millimeter wave Austin Straubel International Airport GRB millimeter wave Austin-Bergstrom Airport AUS millimeter wave Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport BWI millimeter wave Bangor International Airport BGR millimeter wave Baton Rouge Airport BTR millimeter wave Billings Logan International Airport BIL millimeter wave Bishop International Airport FNT millimeter wave Bismark Municipal Airport BIS millimeter wave Blue Grass Airport LEX millimeter wave Boise Airport BOI X-ray (backscatter) Boston Logan International Airport BOS both X-ray (backscatter) and millimeter wave* Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport BZN millimeter wave Bradley International Airport BDL X-ray (backscatter) Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport BRO X-ray (backscatter) Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF X-ray (backscatter) Burbank Bob Hope Airport BUR millimeter wave Burlington International Airport BTV millimeter wave Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport IAH millimeter wave Casper Natrona County Airport CPR millimeter wave Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport CID millimeter wave Central Illinois Regional Airport BMI millimeter wave Central Wisconsin Airport CWA millimeter wave Champaign Willard Airport CMI millimeter wave Charleston International Airport CHS millimeter wave Charleston Yeager Airport CRW millimeter wave Charlotte County Airport PGD millimeter wave Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT millimeter wave Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport CHA millimeter wave Cherry Capital Airport TVC millimeter wave Chicago Midway Airport MDW millimeter wave Chicago O’Hare International Airport ORD both X-ray (backscatter) and millimeter wave* Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG X-ray (backscatter) Cleveland International Airport CLE millimeter wave Columbia Metropolitan Airport CAE millimeter wave Columbus Metropolitan Airport CSG millimeter wave Cordova Municipal Airport CDV millimeter wave Corpus Christi International Airport CRP X-ray (backscatter) Cyril E King Airport STT millimeter wave Dallas Love Field Airport DAL millimeter wave Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW millimeter wave Dane County Regional Airport MSN millimeter wave Dayton International Airport DAY millimeter wave Daytona Beach Airport DAB millimeter wave Denver International Airport DEN millimeter wave Des Moines International Airport DSM millimeter wave Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTW millimeter wave Durango-La Plata County Airport DRO millimeter wave Eagle County Regional Airport EGE millimeter wave El Paso International Airport ELP X-ray (backscatter) Elmira/Corning Regional Airport ELM millimeter wave Eugene Airport EUG millimeter wave Fairbanks International Airport FAI millimeter wave Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport FLL X-ray (backscatter) Fort Walton Beach Airport VPS millimeter wave Fort Wayne International Airport FWA millimeter wave Fresno Air Terminal Airport FAT millimeter wave Gainesville Regional Airport GNV millimeter wave Gary Regional Airport GYY millimeter wave General Mitchell Milwaukee International Airport MKE millimeter wave Gerald R. Ford International Airport GRR X-ray (backscatter) Glacier Park International Airport GPI millimeter wave Grand Forks International Airport GFK millimeter wave Greenbrier Valley Airport LWB millimeter wave Greenville/Spartanburg Airport GSP millimeter wave Guam Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport GUM X-ray (backscatter) Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport GPT X-ray (backscatter) Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport GUC millimeter wave Harlingen/Valley International Airport HRL X-ray (backscatter) Harrisburg International Airport MDT millimeter wave Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL millimeter wave Hector International Airport FAR millimeter wave Helena Regional Airport HLN millimeter wave Henry E. Rohlsen Airport STX millimeter wave Hilo International Airport ITO millimeter wave Honolulu International Airport HNL millimeter wave Houston William Hobby Airport HOU millimeter wave Huntington Tri-State Airport HTS millimeter wave Huntsville International Airport HSV millimeter wave Indianapolis International Airport IND millimeter wave Jackson Hole Airport JAC millimeter wave Jacksonville International Airport JAX millimeter wave John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK both X-ray (backscatter) and millimeter wave* John Wayne International Airport SNA millimeter wave Juneau International Airport JNU millimeter wave Kahului Airport OGG millimeter wave Kansas City International Airport MCI X-ray (backscatter) Ketchikan International Airport KTN millimeter wave Key West International Airport EYW X-ray (backscatter) Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport GRK millimeter wave Knoxville McGee Tyson Airport TYS millimeter wave Kona International Airport KOA millimeter wave La Crosse Municipal Airport LSE millimeter wave La Guardia International Airport LGA millimeter wave LA/Ontario International Airport ONT millimeter wave Lambert-St. Louis International Airport STL X-ray (backscatter) Lansing Capital City Airport LAN millimeter wave Laredo International Airport LRD X-ray (backscatter) Lihue Airport LIH millimeter wave Little Rock National Airport LIT millimeter wave Long Island MacArthur Airport ISP millimeter wave Los Angeles International Airport LAX millimeter wave Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY millimeter wave Louisville International Airport SDF millimeter wave Lubbock International Airport LBB millimeter wave Luiz Muoz Marin International Airport SJU X-ray (backscatter) Mammoth Yosemite Airport MMH millimeter wave Manchester Airport MHT millimeter wave McAllen Miller International Airport MFE X-ray (backscatter) McCarran International Airport LAS millimeter wave Meadows Field Airport BFL millimeter wave Medford Rogue Valley International Airport MFR millimeter wave Melbourne International Airport MLB millimeter wave Memphis International Airport MEM X-ray (backscatter) Miami International Airport MIA millimeter wave Midland International Airport MAF millimeter wave Mineta San Jos International Airport SJC X-ray (backscatter) Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport MSP millimeter wave Minot International Airport MOT millimeter wave Missoula International Airport MSO millimeter wave Mobile Regional Airport MOB millimeter wave Montgomery Regional Airport MGM millimeter wave Montrose Regional Airport MTJ millimeter wave Myrtle Beach International Airport MYR millimeter wave Nashville International Airport BNA millimeter wave Newark Liberty International Airport EWR millimeter wave Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport PHF millimeter wave Norfolk International Airport ORF millimeter wave Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport XNA millimeter wave Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport ECP millimeter wave Oakland International Airport OAK X-ray (backscatter) Omaha Eppley Field Airport OMA X-ray (backscatter) Orlando International Airport MCO millimeter wave Outagamie County Regional Airport ATW millimeter wave Pago Pago International Airport PPG millimeter wave Palm Beach International Airport PBI millimeter wave Palm Springs International Airport PSP millimeter wave Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport PNS millimeter wave Peoria Airport PIA millimeter wave Philadelphia International Airport PHL millimeter wave Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX X-ray (backscatter) Phoenix Williams Gateway Airport IWA X-ray (backscatter) Piedmont Triad International Airport GSO millimeter wave Pittsburgh International Airport PIT X-ray (backscatter) Plattsburgh International Airport PBG millimeter wave Port Columbus International Airport CMH X-ray (backscatter) Portland International Airport PDX millimeter wave Portland International Jetport PWM millimeter wave Provo Municipal Airport PVU millimeter wave Pueblo Memorial Airport PUB millimeter wave Quad City International Airport MLI millimeter wave Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU millimeter wave Rapid City Regional Airport RAP millimeter wave Redding Municipal Airport RDD millimeter wave Reno-Tahoe International Airport RNO millimeter wave Richmond International Airport RIC millimeter wave Roanoke Regional Airport ROA millimeter wave Roberts Field -Redmond Municipal Airport RDM millimeter wave Rochester International Airport (MN) RST millimeter wave Rochester International Airport (NY) ROC millimeter wave Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA millimeter wave Sacramento International Airport SMF millimeter wave Saipan International Airport GSN X-ray (backscatter) Salt Lake City International Airport SLC millimeter wave San Antonio International Airport SAT X-ray (backscatter) San Diego International Airport SAN X-ray (backscatter) San Francisco International Airport SFO millimeter wave San Luis County Regional Airport SBP millimeter wave Santa Barbara Airport SBA millimeter wave Santa Maria Public Airport SMX millimeter wave Sarasota Bradenton International Airport SRQ millimeter wave Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport SAV millimeter wave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SEA X-ray (backscatter) Sioux Falls Airport FSD millimeter wave Southbend Regional Airport SBN millimeter wave Southwest Florida International Airport RSW millimeter wave Spokane International Airport GEG X-ray (backscatter) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport PIE millimeter wave Stewart International Airport SWF millimeter wave T.F. Green Airport PVD X-ray (backscatter) Tallahassee Regional Airport TLH millimeter wave Tampa International Airport TPA millimeter wave Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC millimeter wave Toledo Express Airport TOL millimeter wave Tulsa International Airport TUL millimeter wave Walker Field Airport GJT millimeter wave Washington Dulles International Airport IAD X-ray (backscatter) Wendover Airport ENV millimeter wave Westchester County Airport HPN millimeter wave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport AVP millimeter wave Will Rogers World Airport OKC millimeter wave Wilmington International Airport ILM millimeter wave Yampa Valley Regional Airport HDN millimeter wave Youngstown-Warren Regional YNG millimeter wave

*Backscatter scanners are being replaced with millimeter wave scanners at this airport.

For the difference between backscatter and millimeter wave scanners, see Pro Publica here.

Source: Transportation Security Administration

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

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