A security X-ray screening system comprises an X-ray scanner that scans an individual and produces an image signal. An image processor connected to the X-ray scanner receives the image signal and processes the image signal to produce a distorted image of the individual. In one embodiment the image processor stretches, elongates, and/or re-sizes sections of the image signal and produces the distorted image of the individual.
 The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.