This article was reading like a rehash/recap until I came on this bit from Pro Public via Tuscon Sentinel: The inactivation of the body scanners The bad news: The TSA says it hopes to eventually move the scanners from storage to smaller airports after resolving the issue with Rapiscan. In addition, the agency is considering an X-ray machine made by another company under a contract for the next generation of body scanners. I wasn't aware of this little bit of good news: The last X-ray scanners in use in Europe were removed from Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom in September. And, boycott Israel: Israel, which is small but influential in the security world, has installed an X-ray body scanner for testing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. The company (Tek84 Engineering Group, LLC) that is providing Israel's x-ray scanners is also the source of the notorious CastScope used at some American airports.