Smiths Detection B-SCAN Series

The B-SCAN series is available in four models to support both general and limited-use applications, in accordance with ANSI N43.17 2009 guidelines, and use transmission X-ray technology at very low dose rate to screen people.

The B-SCAN series helps to reduce the smuggling of drugs, weapons, mobile devices, and other contraband in corrections, airports, customs, and borders. Also, it can be used as a loss prevention tool in the mining, jewelry, or electronic components industry, if required.

General-use refers to screening systems that use extremely low X-ray dose rates to screen a person. The dose rate is so low that there is, in effect, no need to monitor the number of screenings an individual can have in a year.

  • 16HR-LD 100 – Our lowest-dose system is for applications such as regular inmate screening for contraband. Operating at 0.1µSv per inspection, allowing for 2,500 scans/year.
  • 16HR-LD 250 – Operates at a dose rate of 0.25µSv per inspection (1,000 scans/year).

Limited use refers to screening systems that use a higher dose rate per scan to provide superior images. The use of these systems must be controlled and the annual scan count for a given person is limited. Scan and Image Management (SIM) software is used to fully log and control the use of the system so that any individual receives only the appropriate number of scans.

  • 16HR-DV –This dual-view system delivers high-resolution full-body and torso images and is best suited to applications such as customs drug detection. Operates at <4.5µSv per inspection (according to the ANSI guidelines, this would allow ~55 scans/year).
  • 16HR-FB – Provides a full-body X-ray image, with excellent image quality. Operates at 2.0µSv per inspection (according to the ANSI guidelines, this would allow ~125 scans/year). This model is ideally suited for screening higher-security inmates.

Feature Highlights

  • Scan time less than 7 seconds
  • Complete head-to-toe inspection
  • Detects contraband and weapons concealed in or on the body
  • Easy to maintain