Quote Originally Posted by Peter Simpson View Post
True, that. Last April, I flew out of Boston, and it's a good thing I read the sign twice: it said the carryon scanner was NOT film-safe. I asked for and received hand inspection. I wish I could remember the terminal, because this was unusual.
That's exactly what I saw at Philadelphia but to be fair at the time that part of the airport was undergoing major re-development. They may well have had film safe scanners elsewhere.

Another point that's missed is the scanners made outside the US aren't necessarily the same spec as those made inside the US even those made by the same company.