PATIENTS with pacemakers or other implanted cardiac devices can be reassured that handheld metal detectors used for screening airline passengers are “probably safe”, researchers say.
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THE Therapeutic Goods Administration has moved to reassure Australian travellers that new millimetre-wave body scanning equipment being trialled at Melbourne International Airport is safe. In a statement released this week the TGA indicated there were no known safety concerns for people with active implantable medical devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators, when passing through the scanners. Trials of the technology at Sydney International Airport has moved to Melbourne this month as part of a proof of concept trial, which will last until the end of the month. According to the Federal ...