Advancements in electronic measurement tools for baseball might offer useful insight for radiologists, reports Forbes.

Technology’s goal is to provide the best information to an individual so they can make the best judgment. The electronic strike zone can be used for training, reducing errors and speeding up the game. Much like players who review game footage to find pitching patterns, umpires can use an electronic strike zone to improve their skills at calling balls and strikes by having new ways of analyzing myriad variabilities that require snap decisions.

The same could be said of the use of machine intelligence in radiology. The number of variables that a radiologist must incorporate into their reading analysis is similar to what umpires deal with in baseball. The main difference is that radiologists make decisions that could impact a patient’s health.