Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Cabinet x-ray system

Smiths Detection_6046si
Credit: Smiths Detection_6046si

The Smiths Detection 6046si cabinet x-ray system

The Smiths Detection 6046si cabinet x-ray system was designed for security screening of bags, parcels and other objects of similar size. The system runs at 160 kV uses multi-energy methods to achieve materials discrimination. The system comprises a conveyor that moves the object of interest through the tunnel where the image is generated by a fan beam of x-rays that are incident onto a line detector. The system is used as part of standards development activities and studies related to the threat detection performance of human operators and automatic threat detection algorithms.

Created October 18, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019