Priority 28 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to monitor patients with pleural plaques (e.g. CT scan) for development of mesothelioma? (JLA PSP Priority 28)
Overall ranking 28
JLA question ID 0025/28 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No systematic reviews or studies identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples My gp said I couldn't have meso as I didn't have pleural plaques!!! ~  I  would like to know why people  identified with pleural plaque are not monitored by scanning for mesothelioma every few months ~  It took almost a year before diagnosis.  When pleural plaques were found on the Xray, why was that not followed up?
Comparison Diagnostics
Submitted by Patient ~ Bereaved ~ Patient
Outcomes to be measured Diagnosis
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014