Tony Aguirre a specialist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary declined to go through the full-body scanner on both medical and ethical grounds. But instead of being offered a pat down search as an alternative, the father-of-two was escorted out of the airport by police and not allowed to board his flight to Zurich. It is now mandatory for passengers to go through the full body scanners before boarding their flights at Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow airports staff there have been told that anyone who refuses should be grounded. The X-ray device scans through a persons clothes creating an image of a persons naked body in order to look for hidden objects potentially hidden on their person. But Mr Aguirre said he was not prepared to take the risk of going through the scanner as it was potentially dangerous to his health.