Eight new CT baggage scanners at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California can process the same volume as 20 older machines, helping to reduce delays and keep costs down, according to airport officials. Four of the 3-D scanners are being installed in Terminal A and four in Terminal B under a $41 million federal grant that will also provide a high-tech conveyor system. Most airports use X-ray technology for baggage screening, and about 52 have updated scanners, but San Jose is the first with "the latest and greatest" new model from General Electric, according to TSA spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino.

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