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BMG Center for Pelvic Health & Gynecology is Awarded AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

(South Bend, IN) The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that Beacon Medical Group Center for Pelvic Health & Gynecology has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the area(s) of Gynecologic 3D Ultrasound.

BMG Center for Pelvic Health & Gynecology achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.

About Beacon Medical Group Center for Pelvic Health & Gynecology

Dr. Carlton Lyons, in 2012, founded Northern Indiana Center for Pelvic Health and Gynecology and focused on complex gynecology, minimally invasive robotic surgery and Urogynecology. He earned board certification in Urogynecology, and became one of the first board-certified Urogynecology sub-specialists in the state of Indiana.

To obviate the need for patients to travel to Chicago or Indianapolis, he continues to work toward his vision of creating a world class center for Urogynecology and complex gynecologic surgery in South Bend.  His 2017 partnership with Beacon Medical Group has assisted in making this vision a reality.

Dr. Lyons would like to thank Terri Frain, RDMS, and Julie Oblak, RDMS, for their dedication to patients and their hard work in making this certification possible.

About the AIUM

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9900 physicians, sonographers, and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. Participation in the AlUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program is available to practices in the following areas of ultrasound: abdominal/general, breast, complete obstetric or trimester-specific obstetric, OB with adjunct detailed fetal anatomic ultrasound, limited OB, musculoskeletal (diagnostic), musculoskeletal (ultrasound-guided interventional procedures), fetal echocardiography, gynecologic (with or without 3D), dedicated thyroid/parathyroid, urologic, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and head and neck. For more information, visit