Manchester Airport in the UK is hitting the headlines today as a result of a trial taking place of a security scanner which produces 'nude' images of passengers.
The system, developed by Rapiscan Systems, works by sending electromagnetic waves at the body which are then reproduced and sent to an operator for analysis.
Omitted from the coverage today is news that a successful trial of the system - of which there have been many - doesn't automatically lead to mass adoption by airports around the world.
Rapiscan was one of a number of technology suppliers in the US in 2004 to test its Secure1000 scanner at LAX in Los Angeles and JFK in New York.
A similar trial was also carried out at London Heathrow in the same year.
Although the system performed well and passed a number of requirements, such as image quality, Transportation Security Administration officials in the US only gave the thumbs-up to a wider roll-out of the technology two weeks ago - five years after the trial.
Luckily for Rapiscan the five-year wait was worth it and it is now the sole provider of hardware to the TSA as part of a $25 million contract, beginning with the installation of 150 scanners in three tranches. The FSA deal will eventually see 800 scanners featured at US airports.
Rapiscan EU technical director Tim Rayner says the concept is "mired in discussions" within airport and security authorities, primarily over privacy and safety concerns.
The UK trial at Heathrow in 2004 is still under discussion by BAA.
However, Rayner says Manchester Airport - running the latest trial for the next 12 months - is "leading the way" in the EU, but inevitably the implementation of naked scanners simply "takes a long time to work through the system".