Can metal detectors detect metal?
I have to travel to the San Francisco area next week for work; I’ll be there all week. Of course, I’ll be flying, which led me to wonder whether my bionic leg will set off airport metal detectors.
I called Harborview and they were not entirely helpful; they said the implant would probably not set off the detectors, but in any case, if it did, I should just explain the situation to security.
Here’s hoping I don’t get spirited into a small room, or whisked off to Guantanamo Bay, because I inexplicably set off the alarms…
I poked around on the web, and concensus seems to be that some implants do not set off detectors. Titanium is a non-ferrous metal, and apparently non-ferrous metals are much harder to detect. I guess we’ll find out next Monday.