(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.