Better security images start with better technologies. Our technologies drive the X-ray inspection systems that can detect a multitude of threats and contraband.

Our proven technologies create the most comprehensive inspection systems in the marketplace.

We follow extraordinary safety procedures and rigorously adheres to standards designed to govern X-ray scanners for security applications, including ANSI, EURATOM, and ICRP.  We also use independent organizations to certify that products meet the applicable radiation standards

The most advanced, patented technologies in the industry

In addition to Z Backscatter technology and high-energy and dual-energy transmission, Rapiscan Systems | AS&E offer:

  • Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), an option on selected systems, can detect both neutrons (nuclear WMD) and gamma rays (dirty bombs) during routine X-ray inspections without impacting throughput.
  • Forwardscatter® technology, available on Z Backscatter systems, provides a second scatter perspective and displays dense regions of scanned vehicles such as the shielding found around nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other metallic threats.

Z Backscatter

Z Backscatter® technology, pioneered by AS&E, provides photo-like images that reveal organic threats and contraband, including explosives, plastic weapons, and drugs. Learn More


Transmission X-rays provide high-energy with high-performance for greater penetration and detection—even in dense cargo. Dual-energy transmission X-rays deliver excellent image quality as well as the ability to discriminate among different material types. Learn More