CT Scanning X-Ray Technology and Film

CT Scanning X-Ray Technology and Film

The deployment of Computed Tomography (CT) scanners 
for carry-on luggage has continued to accelerate.
When traveling with film, it is best to assume that 
any major airport worldwide now employs CT 
scanning technology.

Kodak Alaris strongly advises against putting any 
unexposed or exposed but unprocessed film through a CT Scanner.    

Do not check your film;  
Checked bags are also CT scanned. 
Pack your film in a clear plastic re-sealable bag, 
remove it from your carry-on bag at the checkpoint, and ask 
for a hand inspection at Security. 

Hand inspections may not be guaranteed at all airports.
Contacting the airport in advance is strongly advised. 

If hand inspections are not possible and CT scanners
are employed, you may wish to consider alternate 
arrangements such as purchasing and processing film 
locally instead.

For more information, see the Protect film from x-rays 
section of the Storage and Care Information summary and also the 
link below.