Handheld X-ray gun MINI Z could aid law enforcement

(WXYZ) - A new high tech tool could soon give law enforcement and first responders a super power of sorts.

American Science and Engineering, Inc. has introduced the MINI Z. It's the world's first handheld Z backscatter X-ray system.

The MINI Z will be able to detect hidden threats in real-time, like drugs, guns and explosives.

The company says in a press release that MINI Z's single-sided imaging and small size makes it ideal for use in on-the-go environments and in hard to reach places.

Makers of the device say the MINI Z system is safe, and meets radiation safety standards.

The portable scanner certainly has broad applications from law enforcement, to border security and beyond.

We'll have to see if this is a game changer in the industry. 

Read more about it HERE and "test" it out HERE.

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