Inform the TSA Officer
Before the screening begins, inform the TSA officer if you have a bandage, compression sleeve or dressing.
Screening in Standard Lanes
Your bandage, compression sleeve or dressing is subject to additional screening, including inspection, hand-held metal detector screening, a test of your hands and a test of the medical item device for any trace of explosives.
Screening in TSA PreCheck® Lanes
Additional screening is required if your bandage, compression sleeve or dressing alarms in the Walk-through Metal Detector (WTMD) or AIT. If required, the TSA officer will direct you to conduct a self-pat down of the medical item, test your hands for any trace of explosives and conduct hand-held metal detector screening on the medical item.