Midway to get controversial body scanner

December 14, 2010 3:41:59 PM PST
Midway Airport is about to get its first full body scanner.

So far, 464 of the scanners are in use at 75 airports, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. They screen passengers for hidden weapons.

Some travelers have called them virtual strip searches. Those who object can opt for what's called an enhanced pat-down.

Midway's new scanner was purchased with federal stimulus funds.