The controversial airline scanners, which spy underneath clothes for security reasons might detect breast lumps or prostate tumors that could be cancerous. The outline or picturesque view of naughty bits may be a display for a burlesque act as workers or passing bystanders and onlookers get an abrupt eye-full.
Just how full in-depth will these airline scanners go?
Could they delve into curves and straight surfaces, beyond fat, muscle and skin to see differentiation’s contrary to the normal?
It’s curious to reason that scanners may be able to see pouches of drugs etc. tucked inside body parts but the scanners may be obscured by their strength or limited in programming to go so far as to infringe on the rights of individuals.
Even if an airline scanner could see a lump would the security personnel be obliged to tell you?
The answer is a strong Probably Not for at least a couple of reasons.
1. It is for the privacy and protection of medical rights.
Security personnel are not trained medical personnel. But thinking in terms of people going to health fairs and being told about a potential problem from the results of a test only to go to the doctor and discover the test results from the health fair were inaccurate can cause people unnecessary upsets and out of pocket expense. This leads to reason number 2.
2. The airline doesn’t want to risk being sued.
An airline scanner picking up a lump with security personnel passing on that information to the passenger may wound up costing the airline money if the passenger sued the airline or passed the expense of the medical-doctor bill to the airline for inaccuracies.
3. Time is another factor.
If security personnel explained to each passenger about the scanner picking up a lump it would eat into the airline and passengers time.
While an airline scanner may pick up something even if it’s nothing more than an outline where it protrudes in a spot outside of the normal as lumps can do when they push against the skin enough to cause it to misshape it wouldn’t seem customary to point out.
For one it could embarrass the passenger who may already know about the lump or it can cause fear and a sense of panic. But it can raise concerns over the issue of privacy, of which passengers may already feel vulnerable and exposed in having to go through an airline scanner that peeks into the most private of areas, the areas of their humanity and dignity.