Definition of body scanner in English:

body scanner


  • A scanner using radiation, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging in order to examine the entire body.

    • ‘This is a smaller version of the full body scanner downstairs.’
    • ‘Similarly, the body scanner seemed like a miracle machine when first introduced.’
    • ‘Frequent travellers, priapic schoolboys and the terminally vain may have noticed with interest that Heathrow Airport recently installed an X-ray body scanner at Terminal 4.’
    • ‘Randomly chosen passengers will have to go through an X-ray machine or be searched, either by a body scanner or with sniffer dogs.’
    • ‘Born in Edinburgh and educated at the city's George Heriot's School, he built a fortune through developing electronic body scanners for use in diagnosing medical conditions.’