backscatter

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scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes

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In an effort to ensure the most efficient and effective use of security technology, TSA is strategically reallocating backscatter advance imaging technology units in order to allow for expanded use of advance imaging technology units at other airports," Castelveter said.
Some of the last backscatter machines were removed from Manchester Airport just last month.
TSA rolled out the backscatter machines in October 2010 and subsequently authorized enhanced patdowns -- which could include the touching of breasts, buttocks and genitals -- for passengers unwilling to submit to those scanners.
There is some probability for an electron to backscatter out of a beta detector without depositing its full energy.
Beta electrons that scatter from any material before hitting the detector will lose energy, leading to the same problem as detector backscatter.